Sussex Humanities Lab, Silverstone Building
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton
Date and time
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Re-discovering Brighton’s Slave History: The Life of Thomas Highflyer

Friday 8 November 1pm – 3pm 
Sussex Humanities Lab, SB211 Silverstone (2nd Floor), Arts Road, Falmer
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Organised by University of Sussex – Part of the series: Decolonising RepresentationSpeaker: Sarah Naomi and Judith Ricketts

‘Re-discovering Brighton’s Trans-Atlantic Slave History: The Life of Thomas Highflyer’ – a conversation with Sarah Naomi Lee, co-founder of the Brighton and Hove Black History Group, and Judith Ricketts exhibiting artist, researcher and Lecturer on the BA Design for Digital Media course at the University of Brighton. Sarah and Judith will take separately about their work on reconstructing and re-imagining the life of Thomas Highflyer, an African slave boy who lived and attended school in Brighton in the 1870s. Sarah project-managed an educational film about his life, http://thomashighflyer.co.uk/, while Judith created an artistic interpretation of his life. Excerpts of both films will be screened and you will also get a chance to talk to both Sarah and Judith about this important work, the background to the project, as well as ongoing work.

Places are free but booking is essential – booking via Eventbrite Tea and coffee will be provided. Contact sharon.webb@sussex.ac.uk with any questions or queries.

Places are free but booking is essential - booking via Eventbrite