CELEBRATING CY GRANT
All are welcome to a celebration of the life of Guyanese born Cy Grant, a RAF WWII Navigator who survived a Nazi Prison of War camp to become a lawyer, actor, singer/song-writer, broadcaster, author, multi-cultural arts director, and a community activist.
Come along and hear a calypso in his honour by Alexander D. Great and a Presentation by Professor Gus John. Join the discussion led by Arthur Torrington.
Saturday 23rd July 2016
3.30pm to 5.30pm
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
London N15 4RX
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Presented by Cy Grant Trust in partnership with London Metropolitan Archives and Windrush Foundation
Cy Grant - Navigating the dreams of an icon through his archive
London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is delighted be a major partner in the Cy Grant Trust’s successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to catalogue the archives of African Caribbean Guyanese-born Cy Grant (1919-2010), actor, singer/songwriter, artistic director, broadcaster, writer, multi-ethnic arts community organiser and activist, and promote his legacy to wider community. The project will be assisted by other partners including the Windrush Foundation.
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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.
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.