Two days of storytelling through fiction, history, poetry, dance and music by creatives from across the African Scottish diaspora
Our Stories Between the Myths and Memories brings a host of creative practitioners from the African Scottish diaspora to David Livingstone Birthplace Museum for two days of storytelling through fiction, history, poetry, dance, music and workshops.
The weekender has been programmed by Scottish-Zimbabwean artist and researcher Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, in partnership with The Skinny.
SATURDAY 23 OCT
A discussion looking at storytelling across different cultures and communities led by Nigerian-Scottish writer, editor and creative producer Tomiwa Folorunso
Beats of War – Glasgow-based filmmaker and comic book writer Etienne Kubwabo leads a workshop discussing his work on the comic, featuring Scotland’s first Black superhero
Dance Party with Jambo! Radio – music and partying with DJs from Scotland’s only radio station dedicated to African and Caribbean music
SUNDAY 24 OCT
Congolese Gig Group – live music from a band of musicians playing Afro-Congo, pop, reggae, seben/rumba and Afrobeat
Decolonising the Collection – the staff at David Livingstone Birthplace present a panel on decolonising its collection and object handling
An Exercise in Exorcism – a piece utilising dance, performance and installation to reimagine historical narratives from a Caribbean diasporic perspective, by multi-disciplinary artist Ashanti Harris