SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Women of the Windrush Tell Their Stories (UK/Jamaica)

Concept, Music & Text by outstanding British composer Shirley J. Thompson OBE and featuring Nadine Benjamin - Soprano, Allyson Devenish - Piano, Shirley J. Thompson - Violin

Date: 15 November 2019Time: 8:00 PM

Finishes: 15 November 2019Time: 10:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Concert

Through mesmerising instrumental music and song, Women of the Windrush portrays inspirational narratives from the lives of a variety of women that migrated to the UK from the West Indies during the so-called Windrush period (late 1940s – early 1970s). Video projection interweaves compelling stories from a cricketer's wife, a student nurse, a concert pianist and a new bride who all relate their experiences of arriving and settling in England. Charismatic and versatile British lyric soprano, Nadine Benjamin, embodies the essence of the Windrush experience in this operatic re-imagining of the film by Shirley J. Thompson, Memories in Mind (1992).

For further information, please visit Shirley J. Thompson's website.

£4 online booking required to guarantee seat allocation. To book tickets, please visit the event's Eventbrite page. Tickets are non-refundable.