Cabaret For Freedom: A Celebration of the Life & Work of James BaldwinFeaturing Jackie Kay, Kei Miller, SuAndi, Isaiah Hull & Young Identity
Saturday 13th October, 7.30 – 9.30pm
St John’s Church, Old Trafford
MLF, St John’s Church, Young Identity and Cultureword present an evening of live literature, poetry and music to celebrate the life, work and legacy of James Baldwin. A pioneering figure in black history and civil rights, Baldwin wrote powerful novels, essays, plays and poetry that explored and shared profound insights into race, identity, masculinity and spirituality, as well as the black experience in America. A prolific writer and activist, his seminal books include Another Country, Notes of A Native Son and The Fire Next Time. At this special event, poets Jackie Kay, SuAndi, Isaiah Hull and Young Identity will pay tribute to the late writer, and Jamaican poet Kei Miller will perform new work inspired by Baldwin, commissioned by MLF, and sponsored by the Royal Literary Fund. The evening will be hosted by Shirley May, and is supported by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust.
Advance tickets are available for MLF Get Closer Members from Friday 10 August. To book tickets, please log-in at the top right hand side of the page or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500. MLF Membership including advance booking for events starts at £20 a year. For more info, please visit our Membership page by clicking here or call Quaytickets on 0843 208 0500. General booking will open on Wednesday 15 August.