Dorothee In The 18th Century. 23 October. Exploring Sutton’s Black History

In the early 1700’s there were a handful of African Caribbeans in Sutton. They endured a precarious life of  indeterminate legal status and the possibility of freedom in England or a return to family and community but definite enslavement in the West Indies. Five ASide Theatre, Sutton African Caribbean Cultural Organisation have joined with the people of Sutton in creating a dynamic production reimaging the lives of 18th Century African Caribbeans.

The play is being performed on

Saturday 23 October. 7pm

£10.00 + booking fee at

See further details at:

I helped provide the historical information  for the project.

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 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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