‘Representing race & black Britain in theatre, film, television & digital media’ Symposium
Friday 6 November. 9.30am-6pm
Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London
This symposium coincides with the start of Lenny Henry’s 10 party series on the history of black theatre and screen being broadcast at 1.45pm daily on BBC Radio 4 between November 9 and 20. People interviewed include black theatre activists and historians including Stephen Bourne, the author of Black in the British Frame and co-author of Black and Asian Performance .. and other works on British black theatre and film.
The symposium brings together scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and artistic backgrounds to discuss how black Britain is represented in theatre, film, television and digital media and think about the numerous ways in which and reasons why interconnections between these media are forged and/or employed. It will examine and debate historical, political and aesthetic continuities, connections and crossovers and the implications of these relationships to issues of black representation and its analysis. In doing so, the symposium aims to nurture new debates, establish new approaches and forge new interdisciplinary relationships for future assessment of black culture and its representation in Britain.
Confirmed speakers include Mojisola Adebayo, Oladipo Agboluaje, Stephen Bourne, Lindsay Johns, Osita Okagbue, Deirdre Osborne, and Winsome Pinnock.
Cost: £16 including refreshments but please note attendees will need to provide their own lunch).
Please register and purchase tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/representing-race-black-britain…
Please address any enquiries to:
Lynette Goddard is Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway: https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/lynette-goddard(525c97e9-39fc-4c41-8d32-a1698084ef4e).html
Michael Pearce is Lecturer in Socially Engaged Theatre at Exeter University: https://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/drama/staff/mpearce
Stephen is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stephen.bourne.549
His website is: http://www.stephenbourne.co.uk
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