Sarah White Tribute at the British Library

September 1, 2023

A tribute event for Sarah White will be held at the British Library on Sunday 29 October, from 2 to 4pm. As many of you may know, Sarah was the co-founder of both New Beacon Books and the GPI. It was Sarah who was able to afford the building on Stroud Green Road which houses New Beacon Books and was subsequently gifted by her to the GPI. Without her, the institute would not exist as it does today. We look forward to celebrating her life and work and will be releasing more information about the event soon, but participants on the day include Booker Prizer winner James Kelman, legendary Jamaican poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and award-winning composer Shirley J. Thompson.

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A collage of Sarah White and friends


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