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The Ancestors

Being Human festival 2021

Online Panel discussion, 15th November 2021, 5.30-7pm

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVyG7_YLA0 

Two cast members in costume at Portchester Castle

Photo credit Myah Jeffers

The panel discussion will be reflecting on Freedom & Revolution, a joint project by the University of Warwick, English Heritage and National Youth Theatre exploring the hidden Black history of Portchester Castle near Portsmouth through a new play that re-thinks race and gender in the French Revolution. The play, The Ancestors, written by Lakesha Arie-Angelo and directed by Jade Lewis, was rehearsed, staged and filmed at the Castle in August 2021 with a cast of young performers aged 18-25 from National Youth Theatre’s network of creative young people. The discussion will illuminate the power of theatre to communicate humanities research to new audiences. It will explore how the partnership can be a model for creative collaboration and how combining research and co-creation can be empowering for young Black people.

If you would like a reminder ahead of the live online event, please add your details to this booking form and we will be in touch nearer the time.

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