Turning Point: Sweet Patootee Arts’ R&D project Supported by Arts Council England


Update – 30thJan. 2019 Small cheer, huge congratulations and many thanks. We can proudly announce the successful completion of principle photography for Turning Point’s r&d – our dramatic performances featuring two remarkable talents Veronica Beatrice Lewis, and, Ashley Gayle.  “Being a Black woman in a rehearsal space can be a hard, competitive and silencing place...

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Armistice Centenary March 11th November 2018


On Sunday 11th November, Tony was with the ‘Shot At Dawn’ group, in the official march and wreath-laying at London’s Cenotaph memorial – as a special mark of remembrance for 17-year-old Jamaican, Herbert Morris, of the 6th Battalion, British West Indies Regiment – one of the men and boys executed by firing squad for the...

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Mutiny documentary now available: Black British West Indies’ experience of WW1


The reversion of “Mutiny”, our documentary resource on the Black West Indies’ experience of WW1, is now on general release for streaming audiences – on Vimeo on Demand. Here is the link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/160987 Mutiny includes extracts from unique video oral testimonies of WW1 era Black British West Indian women and veterans, that have inspired our...

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Turning Point, our new combined Arts Project, commences R&D:


A first success for Sweet Patootee Arts! The Arts Council of England has approved our application for Research & Development funding, allowing us to commence work on our new Combined Arts project, ‘Turning Point’: an immersive mix of vignette performance, soundscape and montaged imagery.   Research & Development inspired by our testimony of Black British WW1...

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Leonard Cheshire Disability:


Following his latest project at the British Museum, Tony is posting a massive thank you and shout out to Alyse, Cat and Alex at Leonard Cheshire Disability’s main offices, and staff and service users of their residential facilities at Hydon Hill, The Manor, and Chiltern House! (“Working with you has been irreverent, creative, inspirational, cheeky,...

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Worcestershire’s story of Black presence in the British Army since 1759:


Tony has completed a fantastic project for Worcestershire’s Regimental Museum: an Arts Council-funded programme comprising oral history interviews, a public consultation and written report; to enable new audiences to discover an important story of Black history and achievement spanning 300 years from the mid 1700s to the present – in new interpretation and displays for...

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Mutiny screens at Radical History Festival:


Huge thanks to Bristol’s Radical History Festival organisers for the invitation to continue our WW1 centenary programming, with another great Mutiny talk/screening event. (Delivered by Tony alongside Sweet Patootee’s mentor and collaborator, Julian Putkowski). 

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AHRC-funded WW1 project leading to 2019 National festival:


Tony has joined the Advisory Board for ‘Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience’ a year-long project which culminates in a national festival in Bristol, 27th-28thApril 2019. The project looks at hidden or lesser known stories of the First World War, legacy, peace-building & alienation from commemoration. We are: uniting existing community groups and researchers, focusing on their...

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