'London is the Place for Me' - The Story of Kitch, with Anthony Joseph

The GPI in collaboration with Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions welcomes you to an evening of discussion and reading with Anthony Joseph and Nicole-Rachelle Moore on Thursday 12 July at 7:00pm. Joseph's new work 'Kitch A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon' (Peepal tree Press) looks at the life of the Trinidadian calypsonian Lord Kitchener who arrived in England in 1948 on the SS Empire Windrush. His extemporaneous performance in front the cameras of the now classic song 'London is the Place for Me' as he disembarked, both delighted and intrigued and also contributed to the changing cultural landscape of British life. Join us as Anthony Joseph shares through discussion and reading, the fascinating, lyrical tale of the man who would become a master calypsonian and a beloved cultural legend in the Caribbean, West Africa and the UK.

Anthony Joseph is an academic, musician, novelist and poet who is currently the Colm Toibin Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Liverpool.

Nicole-Rachelle Moore is a free lance educator and writer in Caribbean culture and the arts. She is the GPI's part-time Administrator.

Entrance: £5.00. Tickets available at the doore or contact the GPI to reserve a seat. Alternatively buy in advance with cheque or on the GPI website with Paypal.

Contact: 0207- 8915/4889 Email: info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org Website: www.georgepadmoreinstitute.org

 

Copies of Anthony's book will be on sale at New Beacon Books on the ground floor.

Join us at 76 Stroud Green Road N4 3EN for what promises to be a stimulating evening!   


Curated by the GPI and Speaking Volumes

Join us for an eveniong of discussion and reading