A Night of Celebration of Guyanese Cricket

Friday, 15 July 2016 from 18:30 to 21:30


Guyana is central to West Indies Cricket – Rohan Kanhai was made captain of the West Indies in 1973. He was followed later by Clive Lloyd, Alvin Kallicharran, Carl Hooper, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan – all from Guyana. Join us in saluting Guyanese cricket  with Professor Clem Seecharan and Colin Babb!

Chair: Mihir Bose Former Sports Editor The BBC, Columnist The Evening Standard. Author The Spirit of the Game, A History of Indian Cricket

Clem Seecharan is Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History at London Metropolitan. Born in East Berbice British Guiana, Clem is the  distinguished author of several books including on cricket – Muscular Learning:  Cricket and Education in the making of the British West Indies at the end of the 19th Century  and, most   recently  in 2016  Hand-in Hand – History of Cricket in Guyana 1865 -1897. Volume 1 – The Foundation. Volume Two is currently being written.

Colin Babb is a writer who has worked for the BBC World Service as a Broadcast Journalist and Website Producer. He is a regular contributor to the Caribbean Intelligence website. Colin’s book, They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun (Hansib), about West Indies cricket and the UK Caribbean diaspora was published in 2015. It explores the challenges to both and the historical and sociological perspectives. They Gave the Crowd Plenty Fun includes contributions from Lance Gibbs and Basil Butcher.

Producers: John Mair and Orin Alexander

Doors open 18.00. Discussion 18.30-20.00. Networking up until 21.30

Adults – £10.00; Concession – £5.00

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