Socio-Political Activism & Woody Guthrie – 10 August

Monday 10 August 10, 6.30-8.30pm

Black British Music (BBM) presents 

UK & US Music &  Social-Political Action and Woody Guthrie

It consists of the screening of Prof Will Kaufman‘s ‘Woody Guthrie: The Long Road to Peekskill’* plus Q&A, including interview with Prof Kaufman. Please note that this programme is likely to finish closer to 9pm!

‘This is a special programme, in that we’re looking outwards of the UK, to explore what we can learn regarding a US history of civil rights activism, and role of music and musicians like Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Paul Robeson, within that history.’

Help BBM compile the Top 20 Favourite British Socio-Political Songs to start off this event. Make your submission(s) at: http://bit.ly/SocPolSongs

To book:  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-us-music-socio-political-activism-wood-guthrie-harrow-mencap-tickets-17915439562

Paul Robeson fc

To order email sean.creighton1947@btinternet.com – £2 + 60p p&p

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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