The Life and times of Paul Robeson
Veteran folksinger and shantyman Joe Stead presents an illustrated lecture charting the extraordinary story of Paul Robeson. Born the son of a slave Robeson became a world famous singer and a belligerent, forceful spokesman for black human rights before being ostracised by the civil rights movement in the 60s. This provocative and inspiring evening is not to be missed.
Admission £8 (£6 unwaged)
- September 2017
- October 1: The Battle for the Ballot plus Steve Suffet ~ Telling the story of how everybody in the UK came to have a vote.
- October 8: James Brothers ~ Antipodean-steeped folk virtuosity.
- October 15: Pete Coe ~ A one man folk industry!
- October 22: Maggie Holland ~ A rare chance to see this legendary songwriter.
- October 29: Ken Wilson & Jim Mcfarland ~ A fine evening of real folk singing.