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James Baldwin’s centenary at the British Library

What's so great about James Baldwin, the boy-preacher, public intellectual, writer and activist? A hundred years after Baldwin's birth, Colin Grant is joined by Chitra Ramaswamy, Vanessa Kisuule, Mendez, Angeline Morrison and Burt Caesar in praise of him at a Speaky Spokey cabaret at the British Library. Film by Rob Akin

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Reasons to fear AI: recalling Italo Calvino’s cybernetics & ghosts

Writers Michael Salu, Iphgenia Baal, Tice Cin and Vanessa Onwuemezi in collaboration with the Eccles Centre at the British Library recently reflected on the expansive role that AI & technology play in our lives. Hosted by Amanda Vilanova, the evening explored the uncanny and disturbing possibilities of AI. Filmed by Rob Akin

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Abolition and Britain’s wilful amnesia about the Atlantic slave trade

In the second RLF/WritersMosaic collaboration with the British Library, on the publication of Gabriel Gbadamosi's play Abolition, he was joined by writers Bonnie Greer and S.I. Martin to explore Britain’s role in the Atlantic slave trade. The evening included sea shanties recalling English maritime experience, performed by John Dipper and Dave Malkin.

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Torn Lace

A WritersMosaic Film based on Shivanee Ramlochan's poem 'The World’s Oldest Woman Offers Herself for Dissection', from Torn Lace, a correspondence between Shivanee Ramlochan and Andre Bagoo. Animation by Holly Telfer. Produced by Missohio Studio.

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Blood & Fire: Passion & Lyricism

A SpeakySpokey live literature production at the British Library, October 2023. Filmed and edited by Rob Akin.

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Sonic Vibrations: Nzinga Soundz

WritersMosaic Films presents Sonic Vibrations: Women-led sound systems and Nzinga Soundz.

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Paradise

WritersMosaic Films presents 'Paradise' based on Roger Robinson’s tough but tender and ethereal poem. The film visualises paradise through a distorted lens, uncovering the existential undertones of a ‘perfect’ resort life in the current climate crisis.

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Margo Jefferson

Colin Grant talks to Margo Jefferson about her memoir, Constructing a Nervous System.

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WritersMosaic & 5×15

WritersMosaic collaborates with the literary platform 5x15 with Mendez, Angela Saini, Gabriel Gbadamosi,Ingrid Persaud and Jeffrey Boakye.

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Shakira Alleyne

The musician Shakira Alleyne performs at the Nightingale Room in Brighton, a collaboration between WritersMosaic and Speaking Volumes.

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