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Black History – Free Family Fun day!

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When: Saturday 12 October

Time: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: Donations appreciated

Location: The Event Space


Somerset Multicultural will be hosting a day of fun for all the family. Come and join us all afternoon or dip in and out.


12:00 – 12:45 – Music by David Lunas

13:00 -13:45 – Music by Oska Zaky

13:45- 14:45 – Steel Pan workshop led by Kellie Simpson

14:45 – 15:15 – ‘Black Identity in the Arts’ Preview by Joanna Cobb

This lecture will act as an introduction to this vast, culturally rich and yet often overlooked subject. The session aims to provide a broad chronological and geographical sweep from the Roman emperor Septimius Severus to Black Panther in the 21st century, and across all continents. We will consider the identity of people of colour as both subject and artist in a range of media, including painting, drawing, print, textiles, sculpture, photography, the decorative arts, street art, film and music. Particular attention will be paid to the social, cultural and political contexts within which such imagery was conceived and created, as well as its function and audiences both contemporary and subsequent. Examples featured will include artworks from the vibrant multi-racial environment that was the Roman Empire, medieval Europe, Tudor England, 18th-century Australasia, 19th-century India, pre-colonial Africa and 20th-century America. Our discussion of the visual arts will be complemented by the extensive use of written sources and musical extracts. Artists will include John White, William Hodges, J.M.W.Turner, Edmonia Lewis, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Yinka Shonibare. Topics addressed in this lecture will include exploration and encounter, abolitionism, imperialism, colonialism, civil rights and the Harlem Renaissance.

The full lecture of ‘Black Identity in Art’ will be held at the Red Brick Building, Glastonbury on Tuesday 15th October between 2 and 4pm.

15:15 – 17:15 – REMEMBERING WINDRUSH a live music review featuring renowned British based Caribbean and jazz musicians.State of Trust brings outstanding musicians to Glastonbury on October 12th as part of Somerset Multicultural Association’s family fun day, performing Caribbean, Soul and Jazz music as part of a tribute to the Windrush Generation.

The band features:
Alan Weekes on guitar – Alan has worked with legends such as Jimmy Cliff, Art Blakey, Joss Stone, Damian Marley to name but a few.

On drums there’s Kenrick Rowe (Jazz Warriors, P J Harvey et al), who’s taking a short break from touring with The Specials.

Michael ‘Bammi’ Rose (tenor sax and flute) is a veteran of the industry who has played with them all – Black Uhuru, Aswad, Paul Simon and many more – currently a member of the Jools Holland Orchestra.

Original singer Just Stephen is known for his productions with Lee “Scratch” Perry, Keith Richards and George Clinton, for which he has received two Grammy Nominations.

Super talented Italian maestro bass player Michele Montolli (Sun Ra Arkestra, Julie Dexter et al)

and making a guest appearance Geo, the Devon born singer-songwriter who is trying out some new songs with the band.

This performance is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and National Windrush Day 2019 administered by the Church Urban Fund. More info about the project and forthcoming tour here: www.stateoftrust.net/remembering-windrush

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Somerset Multicultural Association