Monthly Archives: July 2014

Event: Emancipation Acts

Emancipation Acts is a series of site-specific performances in the Merchant City exploring Glasgow’s role in Caribbean slavery and its abolition. Directed by Alan McKendrick, inspired by an original idea from African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow and the book It Wisnae Us. 

Takes place on 1 August 2014.

Tickets free (and more details), here: http://www.merchantcityfestival.com/Pages/Event-Info.aspx?ev=1472 

See the African Caribbean Cultures Glasgow website for information of more activities.

There is also a related discussion entitled ‘Glasgow and the Caribbean: Slavery and Emancipation’ on Friday 1 August, 5pm Glasgow Green Live Zone – (venue The Playhouse). This one-hour event on Glasgow and Caribbean slavery will include presentations by historians Professor Sir Tom Devine (University of Edinburgh), Dr Karen Salt (University of Aberdeen) and Stephen Mullen (University of Glasgow). Themes related to slavery, amnesia, compensation and reparations will be addressed including how this hidden history is being explored in various cultural events in Glasgow. This will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A session. The event will be chaired by Alan McKendrick, Writer / Director of Emancipation Acts. No tickets – first come, first served.