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London Metropolitan Archives’ Spring Literature Festival

12 – 20 May 2016

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is a major partner in The Cy Grant Trust’s successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to catalogue the archives of Cy Grant (1919-2010) and promote his legacy to the wider community. Other partners include the Windrush Foundation.

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Join London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) for the grand finale celebration of their Spring Literature Festival 2016.

There will be an exciting variety of performances from artists including Jemima Foxtrot, whose poetry film, Mirror, was commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women Who Spit series; Evrah, a musician who will enchant with her lyrical songs; and poet Nick Field, who will draw you into the world of the archive with poems from his recent residency. Award-winning poet Maggie Harris will read from the work that won her the Guyana Poetry Prize.

Actress Carolyn Pickles has also created a performance piece based on her research of the Foundling Hospital collections at LMA.

The LMA's Spring Literature Festival is taking place 12-20 May 2016. For more information and to view a full programme of events, please click here.



City of London archives pay tribute to Caribbean hero

The life of Cy Grant (1919 - 2010), whose extensive career spanned acting, song writing, black rights activism and the RAF, will be celebrated by a project at London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to inspire young people and raise awareness of his achievements.

Documents, manuscripts, photographs and films dating from the 1940s to 2010, which chart Cy Grants life and form part of the Cy Grant Archive, will be catalogued and made public for the first time, following an award of a 79,800 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Cy Grant Trust.

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The London Metropolitan Archives announces new partnership project to catalogue the Cy Grant Archive.

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is delighted be a major partner in The Cy Grant Trust™ successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to catalogue the archives of Cy Grant (1919-2010) and promote his legacy to wider community. The project will be assisted by other partners including The Windrush Foundation.

The Cy Grant collection will be featured in events during the LMA Spring Arts Festival which will take place at the LMA 12-20th May.

For more information, please contact us at cygrant19@gmail.com.

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