Reception for the launch
of a social media campaign on selected items from its collections
Special Collections and Archives
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