Future Histories to launch African, Asian and Caribbean performing arts items on social media 22 January

Future Histories

Reception for the launch

of a social media campaign on selected items from its collections

Special Collections and Archives

The Library

Goldsmiths University

New Cross, London, SE14 6NW 

Thursday 22 January. 5.30- 8pm 

FUTURE HISTORIES is the UK’s first national repository for African, Asian and Caribbean performing arts.

The evening will also mark the beginning of a new collaboration between FUTURE HISTORIES and Goldsmiths University to make the archives held by FUTURE HISTORIES accessible through the Library’s reading room, facilitating future archival research and enabling greater access to unique resources on African, Asian and intercultural performance in the UK.

Between 19th Jan and 27th Feb follow #FutureHistoriesArchive to view selected treasures from the archives .

FUTURE HISTORIES includes material from the motiroti, Black Theatre Forum and NITRO (formerly known as Black Theatre Cooperative), archives, all available for access at Goldsmiths University, and Talawa Theatre archive, currently housed at V&A Blythe House.  The full catalogues are available on the National Archives website www.a2a.org.uk and soon on Goldsmiths Special Collections and Archives webpages.

Future Histories devised and produced an on-line exhibition as part of the Trading Faces Recollecting Slavery Project, developed in collaboration with Talawa Theatre Company, the Victoria & Albert Museum Theatre Collections and The National Archives (A4A Programme).

The exhibition makes use of archive documents, video and audio material to explore the legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in British performing arts and society using an interactive technological language. I helped with research. http://www.tradingfacesonline.com/index.asp



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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