State of Trust and Beckford’s Tower are pleased to announce three exciting online events as part of the ongoing Cane Warriors project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These webinar events cover Tacky’s Rebellion 1760, the novel Cane Warriors by Guardian Prize winner Alex Wheatle and State of Emergency's forthcoming dance-theatre production based on the story. The facilitator for each event will be renowned journalist and broadcaster, Terry Baddoo.
Wednesday 16 August 7-8pm
BECKFORD'S TOWER AND TACKY'S REBELLION
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In this webinar, panelists Dr Amy Frost, Alex Wheatle and Deborah Baddoo (pictured) discuss the connection between Beckford's Tower, Bath and Tacky's Rebellion, a major slave uprising which took place in Jamaica in 1760.
Wed 27 September 7-8pm
HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND THE SLAVE TRADE
In this webinar, panelists Dr Amy Frost, Rob Mitchell, Cleo Lake and Amanda Egbe discuss historic British buildings including buildings in Bristol and Bath and their connection to the transatlantic slave trade.
Wed 25 October 7-8pm
STATE OF EMERGENCY'S INTERPRETATION OF CANE WARRIORS FOR DANCE THEATRE
In this webinar author Alex Wheatle, choreographer/dance artist Michael Joseph and musical director Steve Marshall discuss the making of State of Emergency's latest work.