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In this memoir, acclaimed writer Alex Wheatle shows how music became his salvation through a childhood marred by abuse and imprisonment as a young man protesting against systemic racism and police brutality.

Abandoned as a baby to the British care system, Alex grew up with no knowledge of his Jamaican parentage or family history – portrayed in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series.  He was inexorably drawn to reggae, his lifeline through the challenges of living as a young Black man in 1980s Britain.

“Alex Wheatle is an inspirer. He sheds light in dark places . . . He is a vital writer” Lemn Sissay

Dates: Friday 15 September, 2023
Venue: Drama Studio
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: £9/£7
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