The Slave Foundations Of The Modern City

  • Jonathan Charley (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Merchant City Voices Public Debate A public meeting with invited guest speakers to discuss Glasgow's slaving history. To formally launch the new trail, a public debate will be held which looks at the legacy of slavery from the 18th century, after which there will be the a guided walk around the sites of the dramatic audio installations. Description of event: "The Soundscape I have been working on with Jude Barber of Collective Architecture, Northern Lights and others expoloring Glasgow’s relationship with the North Atlantic Slave Trade will be launched on Friday 27th July, 7-9pm (doors open & welcome drink 6.30pm) with a debate at the African Carribean Centre, on Osbourne Street, Glasgow (next to Wasps cafe). We’ll be playing recordings of the soundscapes & showing images of the sites, before the debate. The soundscapes draw on the writings of Frederick Douglass and also imagines the voices of slaves, Scottish female abolitionists, tobbacco lords. We recorded it with the help of professional musicians, poets, actors and from acting students from the Royal Scottish Conservatoire. Speakers will include Graham Campbell from the African Caribbean Centre, Jonathan Charley of Strathclyde University and historian Steven Mullen (author of ’It Wisne Us’). I will be chairing the debate which is free but ticketed."
Period27 Jul 2012
Event titleMerchant City Voices, 2012 Merchant City Festival
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map