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Reimagining The Past:
Unearthing Black Voices

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A free creative writing workshop in collaboration with Goldsmiths College and The London Rep.

In celebration of Black History Month, this workshop will empower Black writers to imagine themselves into any period in history and inspire writers from other backgrounds to be more detailed and inclusive in their rendering of the past. The aim is to empower you to create your own stories and confidently bring to life Black people of the past, long silenced by erasure.

The workshop will start with a screening of the short film The Very Error of The Moon (a quarantine made smartphone response to Othello) and Q&A with writer, actor, and filmmaker Leaphia Darko. Then we will explore how by excavating the lives of Black British people from the past you will be able to develop ideas about how to write your own ethnically diverse historical pieces.

The workshop will be preceded by an academic seminar 2.00pm – 3.00pm, for MA students of Shakespeare’s Globe/ King’s College London and Goldsmiths. Find out more details about The London Rep.


This workshop will take place on Zoom. A ticket covers one household joining via one device. Please ensure you are in the Zoom waiting room five minutes prior to the event start time.

Once you have registered your place, you will be emailed the day before the event with a link to join the workshop.

You will need access to a reliable internet connection and be able to join a Zoom meeting.

Our staff retain the right to terminate any participant’s connection to the Zoom meeting if our Ticketing terms and Community guidelines are not followed.


Tickets are free but you must register in advance, once per household.

Friday 23 October, 3.00-5.00pm.

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