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art is a weapon

Tayo Aluko and the Tristan Bates Theatre present
THE PAUL ROBESON ART IS A WEAPON FESTIVAL 2013
30 September – 26 October 2013

'My art is a weapon in the struggle for my people's freedom and for the freedom of all people' Paul Robeson

Ticket Prices (concessions in brackets):
CALL MR ROBESON: £12 (£10). Schools £7, for performances on Weds 16 and 23 Oct at 11.30am.
All other performances: £10 (£8). The Tony Benn Interview: £10 (£8). Speaker events £5 (£4).

Discount offers – see multiple events and save money: Book for more than one event in ‘ART AS A WEAPON’ and save £2 on each ticket price. Early Bird Offer: Book for performances before 11th August to save a further £2 on all prices excluding talks.

Discount prices are available by telephone and in person only, and apply to both full and concession tickets.

FULL PROGRAMME

Alongside performances of Tayo Aluko's CALL MR ROBESON we present a series of performances, discussions, talks and events including politicians, historians and commentators from across the world, from Tony Benn to Yasmin Alhibai-Brown, RMT Union Leader Bob Crow and more.


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PERFORMANCES - Click here for more information on all events

Week One
Weds 2 Oct, 9.30pm & Sat 5 Oct, 4.30pm: CUTTER’S CHOICE by Paul Ricketts

Week Two
Sun 6 Oct, 6.15pm: BIRMINGHAM CLARION SINGERS
Fri 11 Oct, 9.30pm; Sat 12 Oct, 4.30pm & 9.30pm: PERCEPTION GAP
Sun 13 Oct, 7.30pm: WE WILL BE FREE!
Sun 13 Oct, 9.30pm: RESHAPE WHILE DAMP

Week Three
Tues 15 Oct 9.30pm; Wed 16 Oct, 2.30pm & 9.30pm; Thurs 17 Oct, 9.30pm; Fri 18 Oct, 2.30 & 9.30pm;
Sun 20 Oct, 1.45pm; Sat 19, 9.30pm; Sun 20, 7.30pm:
THE SPIRIT OF HARRIET TUMAN by Leslie L McCurdy

Thurs 17 Oct, 9.30pm: Jackie Kay

Weed Four
Tues 22, 9.30pm; Weds 23 – Fri 25, 2.30pm & 9.30pm: MOTHER TO MOTHER
Sat 26 Oct, 9.30pm: WOODY GUTHRIE: THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL

TALKS - Click here for more information on all events

Week One
Tue 1 Oct, 6.10pm: Selma James - Here I Stand? Paul Robeson and the Jewish Question, then and now
Wed 2 Oct, 6.10pm: Dotun Adebayo in conversation with Cristel Amiss and Kofi Mawuli Klu
Thu 3 Oct, 6.10pm: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown - Black People and British Drama
Fri 4 Oct, 6.10pm: Robin Walker - Who were the Moors? Why were they important?
Sat 5 Oct, 3.10pm: Sokari Douglas Camp - Pride (All the world is now richer)
Sat 5 Oct, 6.10pm: Paul Holden - The Shadow World: The Impact of the Global Arms Trade in Africa
Sun 6 Oct, 3.10pm: Tony Howard - Robeson and Othello: Britain, America, Moscow

Week Two
Tue 8 Oct, 6.10pm: Imaobong Umoren - Out of the Shadows: Eslanda Robeson the Anti-Colonial Activist and Global Citizen
Wed 9 Oct, 6.10pm: Marika Sherwood - The Colonies and Colonials in World War II
Thu 10 Oct, 6.10pm: Bob Crow
Fri 11 Oct, 6.10pm: Christian Høgsbjerg - Paul Robeson and the Haitian Revolution
Sat 12 Oct, 3.10pm: Sean Creighton - The Interesting Life of Duse Mohammed Ali (1866 -1945), Black Egyptian Renaissance Man
Sat 12 Oct, 6.10pm: Jonathan Butcher - On discovering Coleridge-Taylor
Sun 13 Oct, 3.10pm: Tunde Zack-Williams - Negro Toilers: African Liberation Struggles as observed by George Padmore

Week Three
Tue 15 Oct, 6.10pm: Stephen Bourne - Paul Robeson's British films (1935-40)
Wed 16 Oct, 6.10pm: Oku Ekpenyon MBE - Before Paul there was Ira
Thu 17 Oct, 6.10pm: Hakim Adi - Paul Robeson and 'Black Bolshevism'
Fri 18 Oct, 6.10pm: Esther Stanford-Xosei - The Social Movement for Afrikan Reparations
Sat 19 Oct, 2.10pm: Harry Landis - Paul Robeson and the Unity Theatre Movement
Sat 19 Oct, 6.10pm: Wilf Sullivan
Sun 20 Oct, 3.10pm: Gary Younge - The Speech: The Story Behind Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech

Week Four
Tue 22 Oct, 6.10pm: Luke Daniels - The Federation of the West Indies
Wed 23 Oct, 6.10pm: Dr. Nick Draper - Unearthed: Tracing Legacies of British Slave Ownership
Thu 24 Oct, 6.10pm: Lindsey German
Fri 25 Oct, 6.10pm: Professor Gus John - Making the Global African Diaspora the Sixth Region of Africa, and central to the 21st Century African Renaissance
Sat 26 Oct, 2.10pm: Jak Beula - The Importance of Identity when sharing a common cultural heritage
Sat 26 Oct, 6.10pm: Donald Hinds - Caribbean Migration: It Was Not The Windrush Alone!

Please note: owing to circumstances beyond the producers’ control, the performances by Yinka Davies and  Ava Vidal as part of the Festival have been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

 

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