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Friday 26th April 2019

On their own ground

— The Quakers Meeting House, Wedmore Vale, BS3 5HX
Theatre at its most poignant and most thought-provoking
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BLACK* artists on the move as part of the Eclectic Clusters programme is delighted to present On Their Own Ground
narrating the stories of three female African-heritage
pioneers who all dared to challenge the power structure in a post-slavery world.
A child of slaves, Sarah Breedlove (1867 – 1917), known as Madam C J Walker,
was the first self-made American female millionaire, selling beauty products for
black women. An innovator, many of her key management staff were women.
Amy Jacques Garvey (1895 – 1973) a pioneering black female journalist, editor,
author, Pan-Africanist and social campaigner. Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897 –
1969), was a flamboyant, co founder of the UNIA, a Pan-Africanist campaigner
and cultural feminist. All three had the vision to change the world
of black women for ever.
Directed by John Sailsman, Amantha Edmead’s multi-layered solo
performance fuses spoken word, movement and song, bringing to the stage the
stories of these three remarkable women.
On their own ground at The Quakers Meeting House, Wedmore Vale, BS3 5HX in Bristol
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