TURNING POINT research: sharing some treasures…


We have started sharing a broad selection of research/reference material for TURNING POINT on our Facebook page @SweetPatootee Each of these posts will carry the heading ‘TURNING POINT research: sharing some treasures…’

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New year greetings to all our friends, collaborators, our volunteers, our partners, our Board and everyone who has supported us and engaged with our work in 2020…! Here’s a teaser to get 2021 started in a Sweet Patootee Arts style and fashion: What does this ship have to do with Black British history after World...

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Spirit of Carnival


So many thank-you’s going out to friends, supporters, colleagues… Like carnival TURNING POINT didn’t stop. Special shout out to our brilliant team mates and partners – UK and international who’ve allowed us to carry on building…  2021, we’re coming for ya! One Love, and warmest wishes from Sweet Patootee Arts.  

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Teach Race Migration Empire


Here are seven simple things you can do to help embed histories of migration, Black British history and empire in the history curriculum #TeachRaceMigrationEmpire #BlackHistoryMatters #BlackLivesMatter

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Last week I got the news that corona19 has claimed Earl Fuller. Here are a few words in tribute to a Black British champion.  I first heard about Earl in 2018. The Mercian Regimental Museum enabled me to conduct oral testimony research with three former Sergeant Majors of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment: present-day...

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A big hello to everyone reading. We hope that you are keeping well through these extraordinary times. While we continue to follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of the wellbeing of our creative collaborators, partners and the public, all of our public programme is postponed until further notice.  TURNING POINT’s main...

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MUTINY Information Pack is now available


Black British West Indies WW1 veterans tell their story… A free information pack is now available for MUTINY – our WW1 documentary film featuring unique video testimonies of Black British WW1 veterans The information pack can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/odgcipl3jxzcogj/Mutiny_Information-pack.pdf?dl=0 Or via our MUTINY page on this website: http://www.sweetpatootee.co.uk/work/mutiny/ Please forward as you feel appropriate. All feedback...

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Q&A with Turning Point actor, Ashley Gayle


Greeting to our new friends! It’s been a wonderful summer of international networking and development for the Turning Point project… Huge thanks to the first of our cast-members, actors Veronica Beatrice Lewis and Ashley Gayle; you wowed everyone who saw your work with us (so far!). Here is our short Q&A with Ashley Following our...

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Q&A with Turning Point actress, Veronica Beatrice Lewis


Our Turning Point project couldn’t have finer ambassadors than the two amazing talents who grace our trailers and pilot video – Veronica Beatrice Lewis, and Ashley Gayle. They’re in the spotlight, and rightly so… Here is our short Q&A with Veronica. Following our Arts Council-supported R&D, our promo pack for the main Turning Point production...

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Fundraising for main Turning Point production …


Fundraising for the full production of Turning Point is underway – another week another milestone! Launching this crucial next stage in sumptuous style, Velda Moe (played by the brilliant Veronica Beatrice Lewis)graces the cover-artwork of our promo-pack for potential funders, co-commissioners and venue partners – a detailed breakdown of the Turning Point project, plus a...

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