Ormonde day at Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives


The recently opened Black Cultural Archives, housed in a beautiful new building in Brixton’s Windrush Square (pictured above and below), will host a day with Ormonde author Hannah Lowe on Saturday 29th November.

In the morning, Hannah will be running a writing workshop based on personal heritage. She will encourage members to write a poem exploring their own memories, anecdotes and heirlooms; participants will be asked to bring a family object with them as inspiration.
In the afternoon, Hannah will give a reading of the entire Ormonde sequence, followed by a discussion with Mike Phillips, in which the two writers will examine the first wave of Jamaican immigration, considering the potency of the Windrush story and its ongoing allure. The talk will be chaired by Colin Grant, Associate Fellow in the Centre for Caribbean Studies.

Advance booking is essential for both events. Please visit the BCA website: www.bcaheritage.org.uk