Heritage Talk: Black Tudors in conversation

Heritage Talk: Black Tudors in conversation
From 17 October 2024 at 6:30 PM
To 17 October 2024 at 8:30 PM

Join us for this special event in celebration of Black Tudors for Black History Month.

Early in 2024 Selly Manor commissioned four young, local, artists of Black Heritage to create artworks depicting Black Tudors. Black Tudors came to Britain from Europe, from Africa, and from the Spanish Caribbean. Increased interaction between Europeans and Africans was initiated by the Portuguese, who established a presence in North and West Africa in the fifteenth century. 

Heritage Engagement Officer, Louise Deakin will talk about the project and the inspiration behind the exhibition. In conversation with one of the artists, Annie Pearson, she will look closely at one of the subjects, Cattelena, an independent, single Black woman, who lived in a small English village during the Tudor era. Annie will share her artist process and motivation in creating the piece. 


You will have the opportunity to look around the manor at the end of the talk. 


£6 per person

Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and are included in ticket price.

Talk 7-8pm

Pre-booking essential. Call 0121 472 0199 to purchase tickets. 

Tickets are non-refundable unless the tour is cancelled by Selly Manor Museum. 

The talk takes place in Minworth Greaves. There are no steps, and it is a level surface. If you would like to know more or discuss accessibility, then please call the Selly Manor Museum team on 0121 472 0199