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Valda Jackson at Slavery: Close to the Bone

Slavery: Close to the Bone
Saturday 22 October, 2-3pm
Georgian House Museum – 7 Great George Street (off Park Street), Bristol

Inscribe-supported writer Valda Jackson will be showing a short film at an event which is the culmination of a collaborative project – LiteraryArchaeology – between the University of Bristol’s English Department, Archaeologists from Exeter and Cambridge Universities, and Bristol writers, examining and responding to scientific analyses of the skeletal remains of enslaved people from the sixteenth-eighteenth centuries.

Come and hear readings and performances of new writing on the lives of the enslaved in the intimate setting of the Georgian House Museum. Inspired by archaeological evidence about the lives of the enslaved in Barbados and Gran Canaria, five writers will read extracts from their work simultaneously in different rooms in the house. Audience members will rotate between readings and rooms during the one-hour performance and will be encouraged to reflect on the history of this house built on the profits of the slave trade and on how we remember past lives. With Valda Jackson, Jenny Davis, Cedar Monteith, Ros Martin and Edson Burton.

This event is free to attend and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Places are strictly limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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