Black Victorians | Shaw House
West Berkshire Villagers | Events | What's On | Things to Do. Inspired by nineteenth century studio photographs of black men, women and children, Black Victorians explores a complex, but often forgotten, black presence in pre-Windrush Britain.
This event is being held at Shaw House.
Priority booking opens to Members on Thursday 6 May. Tickets are available for general sale on Tuesday 11 May at 10am.
Calling attention to previously hidden figures and challenging historical and contemporary perceptions, dancers dressed in restrictive Victorian costumes shed them in rebellion as they dance in African, contemporary and hiphop styles, re-imagining a moment in history.
Black Victorians is supported by Historic Royal Palaces and R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint. Black Victorians is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by FESTIVAL.
Event Status- Current
Duration: 40 minutes
Suitable for all ages
Please reserve 1 ticket per person. We will contact you a few days before the event to ask you to confirm that you will still be attending. At this point we will confirm your booking and issue your e-ticket. Please let us know if you are no longer able to attend so we can offer your tickets to another party.
Bookings must be for no more than 6 individuals (or two households). Online bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 tickets. If you are making a booking for two households and require more than 6 tickets please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.
In accordance with Government regulations sectors including leisure, entertainment and hospitality are now legally obliged to have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. Anyone in your party aged 16 or over will be asked to scan the Test and Trace QR code or to record their contact details with us.
We want you to feel confident about booking in advance for performances and classes. It is very important that people displaying symptoms of COVID-19 do not attend an event. If you are unwell with coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate, please phone the Box Office to cancel your booking.
organizer: The Corn Exchange, Newbury
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