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Updated: May 10

Tuesday 16 April, 5.30-7.30pm, at the Picturedrome

September 2024 sees the opening of 'Beating Back the Past' in the Lady Chapel at Gloucester Cathedral - an installation combining textiles, film and audio by local artist Rider Shafique and the 'godfather of Black British Photography' Vanley Burke, exploring the ongoing impact of the enslavement of African people. This artwork is inspired by a Bajan 18th century Slave Song manuscript from UNESCO Memory of the World Register held by Gloucestershire Archives - the earliest known slave song on record.

This month join artists Vanley and Rider to launch this very special project. You’ll see the preview of their film trailer 'Little England' and be involved in a discussion to help direct the development of the project, contributing to the new works of art to be shown in the Cathedral this September.

Booking is not essential; however, it will help us to manage numbers because we are expecting a large audience.

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