CORONAVIRUS UPDATE ON PLANS FOR SWEET PATOOTEE ARTS’ ACTIVITY

24.04.2020

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

21.10.2019

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

24.09.2019

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

31.07.2019

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 …

05.06.2019

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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Official Trailer – “TURNING POINT” (R&D) – Full edit

18.05.2019

With completion of our R&D we are proud to launch #3 of 3 Official Trailers for our latest work in progress “Turning Point” – supported by Arts Council England. Click here to view Official Trailer – “TURNING POINT” – Full edit Experimenting with period drama inspired by real stories from the British Caribbean, we now...

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Official Trailer – “Turning Point” (R&D) – Cedric

14.05.2019

With the completion of our R&D we are proud to launch #2 of 3 Official Trailers for our latest work, ‘Turning Point’ – supported by Arts Council England. Click here to view Official Trailer – “TURNING POINT” – Cedric We continue our focus on Black awakening in the Americas after WW1, experimenting with period drama...

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Official Trailer – “TURNING POINT” (R&D) – Velda …

13.05.2019

With the completion of our R&D we are pleased and so proud to launch #1 of 3 Official Trailers for our latest work, Turning Point – supported by Arts Council England. Click here to view Official Trailer – “TURNING POINT” (R&D) – Velda We continue our focus on Black awakening in the Americas after WW1,...

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Exploring the impact of WW1 across the Americas: New Negroes …

13.05.2019

1903: In “The Souls of Black Folk” W. E. B. du bios writes of the need for mental healing after racialised enslavement and colonial rule, “It is a peculiar sensation, this double consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others … two souls, two unrecognised strivings, two warring ideals...

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Mutiny resource: A message to teachers and heritage sector learning …

09.04.2019

Teachers and heritage groups across the Americas: Thank you so much for your engagement with our Mutiny resource. UK teachers and heritage groups: We are very keen to connect with anyone else exploring how ‘Mutiny’ can inspire and/or bring to life lesson plans and interpretation linking uncomfortable (national) history and modern identity and diversity –...

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