Marc Wadsworth at Remembering Stephen Lawrence - The legacy and way forward

Starts on Tue, 25 Apr 2023, 7pm BST (Online; free)

Thirty years ago this month, Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered by racist thugs in South East London. It became an international cause célèbre after Nelson Mandela was introduced to Stephen's parents by Anti-Racist Alliance founder Marc Wadsworth. The government set up the Macpherson public inquiry into the killing that found police to be riddled with institutional racism and it proposed unprecedented reform of the Met. Have lessons been learned, and what's the way forward?

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Glimpse @ Leeds Lit Fest

Glimpse: The first Black British speculative fiction anthology at Leeds Lit Fest
Saturday 4 March, 4pm
Price: £5 + booking fee
Venue: The Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, Leeds, LS1 6AL
Book online

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Peepal Tree at Writing on Air festival with Chapel FM

Peepal Tree Press is pleased to be taking part in 2022's instalment of Writing on Air! There are a number of exciting programmes, including several Peepal Tree authors.

Writing on Air is a literature festival on the radio. Now in its eighth year, all programmes are conceived and created by upwards of 200 writers, readers, and performers from across Leeds and West Yorkshire, supported by the Chapel FM team. This year's theme is "Home" - from high rents to domestic bliss, from leaving home to finding a new one. A very good fit for Peepal Tree, you might say, and you'd be right.

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