Mark the uprising in Haiti that lead to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Join us for a powerful day of commemoration through tours, workshops, performance and song.
The Powder Monkey: Maritime 1788
Set on-board a slave ship on the middle passage between the coast of West Africa and the Indies, The Powder Monkey tells the often hidden stories of enslaved people, Lascars and English cotton workers.
Working in partnership with The National Maritime Museum and composer Dominique Le Gendre, Brolly’s new opera work The Powder Monkey draws on the archives of the Atlantic Gallery whose subject is the sensitive history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
‘Go Back and Fetch It’ Sankofa Art Workshop
Join artist Merissa Hylton in a creative workshop focused on commemoration and mindfulness using the West African Sankofa. Colour your own Sankofa and join in on a large scale banner which will accompany us on our commemorative walk to the river. ‘Sankofa’ translates to ‘go back and fetch it’ and symbolises the importance of looking back at our history, learning from it and encouraging us never to forget what our ancestors went through.
Bring the Family Back!
John Simmonds: A Sailor’s Trafalgar Story
Walking Tour: Black Sailors & Scribes
Meet historian Aaron Jaffer for an interactive tour and discover the bitter history of our favourite sweetener: sugar.
The Transatlantic slave trade: A journey into the archive
Suitable for all ages.
There will be a photographer at this event. If you would not like to be photographed, please inform a member of staff