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Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Wandsworth Heritage Festival
Details of Wandsworth Heritage Festival, which began on 26 May and ends on 10 June, can be found by following the links here
Friday 1 June
'Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: the life of the Black British musician (1875-1912)'
Born of an English mother and African father, he became famous at an early age with his Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast which became a major work for decades of British choirs. He wrote a wide range of music, including setting poems as songs, and conducted. His tours of the USA were a major success. He was also a supporter of black rights and a friend of Battersea’s Progressive and Labour activist John Archer.
Speaker: Jeffrey Green, author of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: A Musical Life (2011)
Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, SW11.
Free. No need to book.