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Art, Politics and Performance in the Black Atlantic 1789-2016 – April 14-15 2016

Image: Lubaina Himid “Singer” (2010), acrylic on paper, from the “Tailor, Striker, Singer, Dandy Series”, courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, photograph by Andy Keate.

The Institute for Black Atlantic Studies (IBAR) at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston is excited to present this symposium which includes two highly acclaimed performances as well as a dynamic academic programme.

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Thursday 14 April    Tayo Aluko in the internationally acclaimed Call Mr Robeson

Friday 15 April    Benbo Productions from Dublin’s Performance of The Cambria

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Keynote Speakers: 

Professor George Lipsitz (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Professor Lisa Merrill (Hofstra University),

Professor Barbara Tomlinson (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier (University of Nottingham)

Visual and Performance Artist:

Jade Montserrat will present on “The Rainbow Tribe”, her exploration of Josephine Baker

Please see below a video by Jade from this project, with filmmakers Webb-Ellis, webb-ellis.org