2017 Annual Fundraiser: Multimedia performance of Jay Bernard's 'Surge'

The GPI's 2016 Poet-in-Residence Jay Bernard presents a multimedia performance of her poem 'Surge' which revisits the 1981 New Cross Massacre in which thrirteen young black people were killed in a house fire. Using archive film, audio, video and her own unique voice, Bernard asks what can be learned from the New Cross case and it activism it motivated during this current age of Brexit, the Grenfell fire tragdey, the startling revival of far right extremism and Trump.

Jay Bernard is from London and works as a writer and film programmer at the British Film Institute's Flare (London's LGBT film festival). She was the GPI's inaugural Poet-in-Residence in 2016 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of New Beacon Books.

Join us for this stimulating end of year fundraiser! New Beacon Books will be open from 6pm - 9pm.

Entrance fee: £12

BOOK A SEAT BY EMAIL TO info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org OR BY TELEPHONE TO 020 7272 8915

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

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