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INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION, THE ENGINE HOUSE, 3 CAMBRIDGE STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 5BY

VOICES AND RIVERS: RAPAR CELEBRATES PAUL ROBESON

RAPAR

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (GMT)

VOICES AND RIVERS: RAPAR CELEBRATES PAUL ROBESON

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ENJOY AN ENTHRALLING NIGHT OF DISCUSSION, POETRY, DRAMA & MUSIC. EXPLORE PAUL ROBESON’S FASCINATING LIFE AS A SINGER, ACTOR, & CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND DISCOVER HIS MANCHESTER CONNECTIONS.

A DIVERSE PROGRAMME OF LIVELY DISCUSSION AND DYNAMIC PERFOMRANCES COMPERED BY PETE KALU (DIRECTOR, COMMONWORD).

DOORS 7PM - FREE TEA, COFFEE, AND REFRESHMENTS. BAR- wine, beer & soft drinks by donation

 

7.30-8.15 - PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION FROM DR. ALAN RICE AND ZEINAB MOHAMED

 

Dr. Alan Rice, National Teaching Fellow at University of Central Lancashire and leading expert on African American Studies presents ‘Historical Contexts and Legacies of Paul Robeson’s Transatlantic Journeys’.

 

Zeinab Mohamed, RAPAR matron and founder presents ‘Assessing Progression: Paul Robeson’s Ideologies and Human Rights Today’.

 

8.15-8.50 - FOOD AND DRINK

 

Fill up with a fabulous free dinner prepared by RAPAR’s Persian Society.

 

8.50-9.10 - PERFORMANCE POETRY FROM ‘YOUNG IDENTITY’ AND ‘SMALL ROCKS’

 

Enjoy the vibrant verse of ‘Young Identity’: the best of Manchester’s emerging performance poets and readings from ‘Small Rocks’, a book of short stories written by asylum seekers and refugees published by Commonword Press in partnership with RAPAR.

 

9.10-9.40 - AWARD-WINNING DRAMA FROM TAYO ALUKO

 

‘Never less than utterly believable ... stirring and moving’ The Scotsman.

Tayo Aluko performs extracts from ‘Call Mr Robeson’: A dramatic journey through Paul Robeson’s life interspersed with renditions of his powerful songs.

 

10.00-10.40 - MUSIC FROM BEATING WING ORCHESTRA

 

Joyful music made with love and excitement – a real Mali-Manchester soul stew **** ’ M.E.N

The amazing and unique Beating Wing Orchestra raise the roof for the evening’s finale. Musically and culturally diverse members of Greater Manchester’s refugee communities deliver remarkably energetic and eclectic soundscapes bound to get your feet moving- Believe the hype! 

 

Also, browse our stalls, enter the raffle, and enjoy a drink at the bar. ALL PROCEEDS TO RAPAR.

Many thanks to Rob Shetterly who kindly donated the Robeson artwork: www.americanswhotellthetruth.org, and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation who donated use of their venue. Thanks also to everyone who is contributing their time and talent to make this a truly memorable event and to ensure refugees and asylum seekers continue to receive the support they need to shape their own lives and futures.

 

Programme subject to change.

Have questions about VOICES AND RIVERS: RAPAR CELEBRATES PAUL ROBESON? Contact RAPAR

When & Where


International Anthony Burgess Foundation
The Engine House
3 Cambridge Street
Manchester, ENGLAND M1 5BY

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (GMT)


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RAPAR

RAPAR is an award-winning organisation in Greater Manchester working towards equal human rights with those in our communities who are most at risk of having their human rights denied.

We work with displaced people who face challenges with citizenship, housing, deportation, employment, education, personal safety and other problems. We enable their access to the services they need, and release their abilities to find effective ways of reaching solutions.

We also assist people in the formation of community groups and develop research projects and learning opportunities that advance the general body of knowledge about displaced people.

Registered Charity Number 1095961 www.rapar.org.uk Tel: 01618348221
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INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION, NOVEMBER 10TH 7PM- 11PM.

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