Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey

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We are very sorry but this event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Existing ticket holders will be contacted.

We mark the life and legacy of Jamaican writer and poet Andrew Salkey.

Join us for an evening of readings, stories and conversation celebrating the life and work of the Jamaican poet, writer, broadcaster and activist, Andrew Salkey (1928–1995). Andrew Salkey was a co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, a writer, a poet, and a teacher. He embodied the Black Radical Tradition in his writing, his politics, and in his support for other creative individuals.

This event reflects on the depth and breadth of Salkey’s work and his myriad of interests with contributions and reflections from his son Jason Salkey, the poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and the writer, Gwen Strauss, who both regarded Salkey as a friend and mentor. The poet, Raymond Antrobus, talks about Salkey’s poetry and how it influenced his own work and Eric Huntley, an early publisher of Salkey’s works, looks back at their friendship.

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Details

Name: Keep On Keeping On: Celebrating Andrew Salkey
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
Member: £0.00
Student: £5.00
Registered Unemployed: £5.00
Senior (60+): £8.00
Young Person (18-25): £5.00
Online Full Price: £5.00
Online Member: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk