Making Black British History
About THE LECTURE
Please join us for Making Black British History, a panel event with acclaimed writer and actor Paterson Joseph, editor Hannah Chukwu, award-winning writer Danielle Jawando and emerging writer and former councillor Marcia Hutchinson; chaired by writer and lecturer Okechukwu Nzelu. The panelists will be discussing their own work and interests in the context of Black British history, and the successes and challenges faced by Black British creatives today. This will be an evening of fascinating conversation from some of the finest minds in Black British culture today.
About THE PANELISTS
Paterson Joseph is a successful British actor who has worked extensively on screen, television and in the theatre. He was born and raised in London and trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
Hannah Chukwu is Editorial Director of Dialogue Books and Board Member at the education equality charity The Brilliant Club. She is the award-winning series editor for Black Britain: Writing Back and also edited Five Dials magazine and was the policy and campaigns consultant for Lit in Colour.
Danielle Jawando is an author and screenwriter. Her debut Young Adult novel, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly, won best senior novel in the Great Reads Award, and was shortlisted for a number of other awards.
Marcia Hutchinson MBE was born to windrush generation Jamaican parents in Bradford. She was the first pupil from her comprehensive school to go to Oxford. She worked as a lawyer before founding the educational publishing company Primary Colours, which she ran until 2014. She was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Cultural Diversity. She is co-author with Kate Griffin (under the pseudonym Lila Cain) of the historical fiction novel The Blackbirds of Saint Giles, which will be published by Simon and Schuster in January 2025. Mercy, her literary debut as a solo writer is currently on submission.
Okechukwu Nzelu is a lecturer in English at Lancaster University and has written 2 novels.
DATE and time
Doors Open: 5.30pmPanel Discussion Starts: 6pmPanel ends followed by Drinks Reception: 7pm
Please note, this event will not be recorded.
Nuffield Theatre,Lancaster University
Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YW
On Friday 10th November, Paterson Joseph will be discussing the life of Charles Ignatius Sancho in the one man performance Sancho and Me: For One Night Only. Further details on this event and booking information can be found here. Please note, although linked, this is a different event and separate registration is required for each event.
About THE LANCASTER UNIVERSITY PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES
Our Public Lectures, which are free and open for all members of the public, students and staff to attend, are just one of the ways the University engages with communities, sharing research and its relevance to everyday lives.
Our lecture series features experts from Lancaster University and beyond to present and discuss various topics, all with the ultimate aim of being accessible, fun, thought-provoking and educational. All lectures include the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and share your thoughts during a Question and Answer session.