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Victor Richards performs 'Streets Paved with Gold'

‘Streets Paved With Gold’ – Windrush play by Victor Richards Saturday, June 15th, 7 – 9pm, St John’s Centre, Stretford, Manchester

St John’s Centre Saint John’s Road Stretford M16 7G

Written and performed by Victor Richards. Streets Paved With Gold follows the journey of August Cleveland Johnson as he disembarks at Tilbury Docks on a grey November morning in 1948.

Follow his journey from the 1950s onwards as he explores the collective experiences of Black British citizens as well as the themes of hope, identity and change.

Presented by ‘Envolve You Too’ in conjunction with Preston Black History Group and Unite the Union – Lancashire Area Activists.

Victor’s performance is followed by a Q and A.

Doors open At 18.15

The Hall is fully accessible for wheelchair users and the building has a disabled toilet.

Parking is on-street.

Tickets £5 + booking fee Eventbrite

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June 11th – Island Movements: An epic tale of a Windrush family Lancashire Archives, Preston 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday 11/06/2024, 2:30pm to 4:00pm Free Ballet

Lancashire Archives, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE

Island Movements: An epic tale of the lives of a family from the Windrush generation Island Movements is a short ballet that tells the story of Windrush and explores the impact of this generation’s experiences on their families, communities and society. Beginning with a young Caribbean soldier in WW2 Britain, this moving tale follows him and his family through their life in the UK up to the current Windrush scandal. Darren Panton, who was the first black British dancer to graduate from the Royal Ballet School and Patrick Williams, who danced at Alvin Ailey and the Paris Opera are choreographing. Featuring original music by the groundbreaking Kinetika Bloco, the story is driven by a pulsating mix of reggae, calypso and contemporary black British music.
The show will be followed by a Q and A with the dancers and creators. If you’ve never seen a ballet before, then this is the one for you!
Suitable for all aged 7 and over with mild depictions of racism, smoking, war and death.

Booking essential

Presented by Oxygen Arts in association with the Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities, Near Neighbours and Black British Ballet.