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Empire Cafe Sign Language interpreted events

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Uploaded on Jul 15, 2014

The Empire Café is an exploration of Scotland's relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade through tea, cake, poetry, film, talks, walks, workshops & exhibitions. It will be running from 24th July to 1st August at the Briggait in the Merchant City and is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. The programme can be seen at www.empire-cafe.org and all events and activities are free except where stated otherwise. A British Sign Language interpreter, Yvonne Waddell, is going to be present at three events. For more information contact abigail@ruskinlane.co.uk for group bookings.
Monday 28th July, 2 – 4 pm
BBC Radio 4, Ginger, Sugar and Tea

Join us for three new short stories specially commissioned by BBC Radio 4. The stories are focused on products of Empire – Jackie Kay has chosen ginger, Fred D’Aguiar sugar and Kei Miller tea. Be the first to discover these stories as the BBC records them for radio broadcast. Ticketed. Latecomers cannot be admitted.
To book: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ginger-...

Tuesday 29th July, 7 – 9 pm
Untold Stories, Buried Histories

Do Scotland’s galleries and museums represent the country’s involvement with the North Atlantic slave trade? Why are some histories still too sensitive to acknowledge? Is it time to establish a permanent museum devoted to Scotland and slavery? Join in the discussion.
Dr Richard Benjamin, Director of International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Dr Fiona Bradley, Director of Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh
Dr Anthony Lewis of Glasgow Museums
Chaired by Dr Michael Morris of Liverpool John Moores University
To book:http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/untold-...

Thursday 31st July, 7 – 9 pm
Sugar in the Blood, Fury in the Soul

Plantations, indentured whites, the legacy of empire and sugar; Andrea Stuart’s ‘Sugar in the Blood’ explores slavery and colonialism through the history of her own family. Chris Dolan’s ‘Redlegs’ is set amongst indentured whites on a Barbadian sugar plantation. Eric Graham is one of Scotland’s leading historians and has written widely on Scotland and the North Atlantic slave trade. Clementine Sandison is a founding member of Open Jar Collective and is currently investigating the legacy of the ‘plantation’ on our global food system.
Chris Dolan, Writer & Filmmaker
Andrea Stuart, Writer
Clementine Sandison, Artist & Food Activist
Eric Graham, Historian
Including a performance by Jamaican dub-poet Randy McLaren
Chaired by Louise Welsh, Writer
To book: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sugar-i...

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