On September 19th the performance Against Prejudice was given a staged reading in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe. With Ray Fearon, Rakie Ayola and Justin Avoth, and with Una May and the Coventry Belgrade Black Youth Theatre. Jason Morell directed.
After the interval, in which the BYT choir took over the Globe foyer, Ira Aldridge's life and his continuing influence were celbrated in a discussion between: David Olusoga, Justine Themen, Martin Hoyles, Tony Howard, and the actors Joseph Marcell, Joseph Mydell - and the centenarian Earl Cameron CBE, who was trained by Aldridge's daughter Amanda,
In November Tony Howard and Joseph Mydell were invited to talk about Ira Aldridge's career and the 2017 UK events in Lodz, Poland, where ira Aldridge died in 1867.
The AHRC on BBA Shakespeare
The Multiculutral Shakespeare Project and the British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance database were funded by the AHRC from 2012 to 2015. Here the AHRC talks about the project:http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/research/readwatchlisten/features/black-and-asian-shakespeare/