Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Jamaica and the Caribbean

Jamaica and the Caribbean: Beyond the Boundary
Fri 2 Nov - Sun 4 Nov at the Watershed, Bristol
 This three day celebration of 50 years of independence for Jamaica and Trinidad 
and Tobago kicks off with a one-day public conference featuring guests including 
Rupert Lewis (Professor in Political Thought, University of the West Indies, 
Jamaica) and Gavin Nicholas (High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago.)
 Join them for a reflection on the political, cultural and economic development 
of these countries since independence but also their impact on the Caribbean 
Diaspora in Bristol and the UK.
Over the weekend, there will be talks (by Colin Grant and Andrea Stuart), 
poetry and screenings including Blood and Fire, a history of Jamaica’s struggle 
for independence and Omnibus: Beyond a Boundary, a reflection by the great 
Trinidadian intellectual CLR James on the influence of cricket on Caribbean 
society. Sit back and relax on Sunday with Sounds from the Caribbean; a 
double-bill of Calypso Dreams featuring Harry Belafonte, The Mighty 
Sparrow and Singing Sandra followed by Reggae, the first feature-length 
film financed by Black people in Britain.
Co-curated by Dr Edson Burton and Dr Peter Clegg presented by Watershed 
and UWE in partnership with Festival of Ideas and Afrika Eye Festival.
Further details including on how to book tickets can be found 

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