NBA and Trobadour Cultural Heritage Foundation present a rare opportunity to meet and hear from on of the first black stars to Appear on British Television, singer Viola Billups aka Pearly Gates from Alabama and Nottingham’s community activist Louise Garvey. This event will be at the Neville studio (formerly the Playroom) at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday 17th October from 12pm until 2.
Pearly Gate and Louise Garvey will be reminiscing about emigrating to the UK from different places, but via similar experiences in the 1960s and 1970s. Louise and Pearly invite you to listen and share your memories and to bring your personal historical objects with you to share stories over a cup of tea and bun and cheese!
This event will also feature a themed NBA exhibition which will feature in the Upper Foyer during Black History Month including letters, artwork, photographs and documents from the Oswald George Powe collection.