Just An Ordinary Lawyer
|Starts:||06:00 30 May 2017|
|Ends:||12:00 31 May 2017|
|What is it:||Theatre/Performance|
|Organiser:||Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
We’re delighted to bring you the new one-man musical stage show from Tayo Aluko (writer and performer of the multi-award-winning Call Mr. Robeson); Just An Ordinary Lawyer, telling the story of Tunji Sowande, a Nigerian lawyer in London and Britain’s first Black judge.
“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.”
Nigerian Tunji Sowande quietly breaks through multiple barriers to become Britain’s first Black judge in 1978. Also a fine concert singer and keen cricket lover, he muses on international politics and history as they affect the Black world from Africa to the USA and Britain, from the point of view of one who would rather watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.
Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko follows Call Mr. Robeson with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”
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