Colonising England: Tales of 1970s Immigrant Life

Colonising England: Tales of 1970s Immigrant Life

Literary cabaret, Speaky Spokey, presents tales amongst immigrants in the forbidding 1970s.

Salena Godden has been described as ‘The doyenne of the spoken word scene’ and ‘The Mae West madam of the salon’ – Salena will read from her literary memoir Springfield Road sharing vivid and colourful recollections from Hastings to Jamaica, from her Jazz musician father to her Go-Go dancing mother and her ‘Jamish’ roots.

Poet and playwright, Gabriel Gbadamosi unveils new subtle and beautiful poems, and reads from his autobiographical novel, Vauxhall (Fay Weldon’s choice for BBC Radio 4’s A Good Read), an evocative and witty tale of Irish tinkers, rag & bone men and Nigerian immigrants, living cheek-by-jowl in a south London slum.

Burt Caesar, Harley Sylvester and Mikill Pane take to the stage for a dramatisation of Colin Grant’s Pen Ackerly prize short-listed memoir, Bageye at the Wheel – scenes of all-weekend poker playing amongst Luton’s rambunctious Jamaicans.

Pete Fij & Terry Bickers, play songs of melodic, poignant and ethereal beauty in their BBC 6 Music-championed album, Broken Heart Surgery – praised as one of the Albums of the Year, 2014. Alongside playing their maudlin tunes, Pete & Terry will discuss growing up in the 1970s both as part of and alongside immigrant communities.

Region: All
Start Date: 09/03/2015
End Date: 09/03/2015
Start Time: 19:00 to 21:00
Venue: Kings Place
Venue Address: 90 York Way, London
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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Name: Sonia Grant
Phone: 07814 693568