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28th/29th/30th October – A Black Gaze on Galoshans

Dates: 28th/29th/30th October
Time: 1900 – 2100
Location: Waterfront facing wall of the Beacon Arts Centre
Cost: Free event

Animated performances of the Galoshans Halloween play projected onto the walls of the Arts Centre, devised and adapted in consultation with BPOC living, working or associated with Inverclyde

Saturday 22nd October – ‘Southern Fried’ – A celebratory Caribbean Cooking event.

Date Sat 22nd October
Time 1100-1200 Cooking event 1200-1230 Audience Q & A
Location – Beacon Arts Centre
Registration – Ticketed free event register here –

In the fourth event the afrowegian is curating for Black History Month in Inverclyde, Jideofor is joined by academic and food historian Peggy Brunache.

Whilst cooking Caribbean delicacies they will discuss the history of Caribbean food and discuss what can be learned about the lives of slaves in the Caribbean through the food they cooked and this food’s influence on our eating habits today.

Audiences will have an opportunity to taste the food created at the event.

This event is free but you’ll need to register to attend. Get them now. Places are going fast!

Dr Stephen Mullen (in discussion with Jideofor Muotune) presents his research around James Watt; his father James Watt Senior; and his brother, John and his discoveries around their extensive involvement in transatlantic mercantile trade with the North American colonies and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean.

Dr. Mullen’s research provides evidence that Watt’s family and Watt himself were not only complicit in the slave trade – they participated directly and benefited extensively from the profits that slavery generated including James Watt himself owning a slave –

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