A short play telling the story of Claudia Jones, fondly known as the mother of the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival by some, although the event that she held was at St Pancras Town Hall. She died young. The significance of her work is indicated by the location of her grave, next to, besides, to the left of Karl Marx. Trinidadian Claudia Jones was a civil rights worker, refugee and journalist. She set up the first ever weekly West Indian paper and in 1959 in response to the racist riots of 1958 created the first ever carnival. She also campaigned against racist immigration and for decent housing for immigrants from the Commonwealth who had been invited to Britain by Enoch Powell. When: 23 May, 5.30pm — 6.30pm
Introducing a debut play written by Joyce, staring debut actor Danae.
Written by: Joyce Fraser
Director: Moji Elufowoju
Claudia Jones: Danae Wellington
Narrator: Patrick McKenzie
Sound Designer: Lee Affen
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