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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 – https://bit.ly/3eJX9vt

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!


Two artist activists: educator and photographer Kim Simpson and musician Mark Agbi in conversation with #theafrowegian. Kim presents extracts from her photographic exhibition ‘Girls and their Mothers’ currently on display at the National Portrait Museum in Edinburgh.

Kim’s portraits celebrate and interrogate mixed race identity effectively using the camera as an anti-racist tool.

Mark, co-founder of the African Caribbean Society of Scotland, shares his thoughts on using art as an anti-racist tool.
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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 – https://bit.ly/3QmbZFY

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