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Production of: Such a Long Journey, by Dipo Agboluaje

Ewu, J., Ukaegbu, V. and Hollingum, R. (2013) Production of: Such a Long Journey, by Dipo Agboluaje. Performance at: Such a Long Journey Inspiration FM 107.8, 18-19 July 2013.

Item Type: Performance
Abstract: The production is an outcome of a collaboration between Dr Jumai Ewu, Dr Victor Ukaegbu and Richard Hollingum, with technical support from Carl Kirk. It comes on the back of an earlier collaboration between Victor and Jumai with local artists drawn from the Northamptonshire community in 2008 as part of a performing histories project titled Who Can Tell?…!, and which was supported by Northampton Black History Association. Such a Long Journey, written by Dipo Agboluaje was commissioned by the University of Northampton in order to celebrate and enhance the writer's original contribution to Who Can Tell?…! It is specifically written for radio as a series that chronicles some of the experiences of the black diaspora in Britain today. This first episode is intended as a pilot of the series. It is set in 1948 on the HMS Windrush, and chronicles the beginning of the journey of a group of immigrants from Jamaica bound for Tilbury Port. It is meant to set the tone for things to come. Coincidentally, the year 2013 marks the 65th anniversary of the Windrush. The performance features a local artist from Northamptonshire, who was previously involved in Who Can Tell?…! , Myrle Roach and Drama students from the School of The Arts, Emmanuel Peters, Roxanne Clare, Anthony Odegbaro, and Omari Willis.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA90 Antiquities. Social life and customs. Ethnography > DA125 Racial groups. Race relations
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2049 Theater and society. Applied drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1991 Radio broadcasts
Creators: Ewu, Jumai, Ukaegbu, Victor and Hollingum, Richard
Publisher: Inspiration FM
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Social Issues
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Journalism, Media & Performance
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: July 2013
Date Type: Presentation
Event Title: Such a Long Journey
Event Dates: 18-19 July 2013
Event Location: Inspiration FM 107.8
Language: English
Media of Output: Radio broadcast
The producers name: Ewu, Jumai, Ukaegbu, Victor and Hollingum, Richard
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