Freedom Seekers of London
at Museum of London Docklands


Performative interventions in the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery at Museum of London Docklands through poetry and art on 24 May 6 – 7.30pm  – Free tickets

Explore the Museum of London Docklands’ London, Sugar and Slavery gallery through the eyes of the enslaved people who sought freedom in the City.

Runaways London, a collaboration between Spread the Word, University of Glasgow’s Runaway Slaves in Britain project and Ink Sweat and Tears, has partnered with Museum of London Docklands to offer a unique view of their collection. This event will focus on selected artefacts and exhibits from the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery, and include performances from poets Momtaza Mehri and Memoona Zahid, and artwork from Tasia Graham which speak to the history of enslavement in our city.  The event will include discussion facilitated by writers Carinya Sharples and Remi Graves exploring contemporary responses to narratives of enslavement; asking how we can remember the past whilst challenging its attitudes.

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Published 13 May 2022