Guyana SPEAKS: Oscar Abrams (1937-1996) and the Keskidee Centre – Sunday, 13th March at 3pm UK time

Oscar Abrams

Guyana SPEAKS will be hosting a special event to celebrate the work of the Guyanese-born architect and cultural activist, Oscar Winston Abrams (10/3/37-15/2/96) on Sunday, 13th March 2022 at the following time:

 3pm London, UK
11am Georgetown, Guyana :   11am New York, USA  :  11am Toronto, Canada
 
Abrams was a theatre designer and community organiser and activist who is best known for establishing and directing the Keskidee Centre in London.  As Britain’s first Black arts centre it combined theatre programmes with grassroots activism and cultural education.  Our distinguished speakers include: Oscar Abrams’ daughter, journalist Amah-Rose Abrams, as well as:         

  •  Henry Muttoo – one of the Caribbean’s foremost Theatre Arts practitioners and a household name in regional theatre, arts and cultural practices.
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  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – the renowned award-winning dub poet, musician, political and community activist, and forefather of many forms of contemporary performance poetry.
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  • Eric Huntley – a pioneering Black political and social activist and with his late wife, Jessica Huntley, the co-founder of the radical book publishing company, Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications (BLP).
The latter three all had close connections to Oscar Abrams and/or the Keskidee Centre.
 
Click on this link to Register via Eventbrite and for further information on Oscar Abrams.  The zoom link will be sent out to you one day prior to the event and again on the day of the event.
 
If for any reason you experience problems registering via eventbrite, please let us know via guyanaspeaks@gmail.com and we will forward the zoom link directly to you.
 
We thank you for your continued support.
All the best,
Juanita Cox
Co-Founder, Guyana SPEAKS
GS on Twitter @JCWestmaas
For a selection of Guyana SPEAKS recordings go to:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIRyJRVIJskWHfyzAJ8BwwA

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