WANDSWORTH BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT TARA THEATRE
WED 16 OCTOBER
Tara Arts in association with Wandsworth Stand Up To Racism present an evening of Wandsworth's Black History Month.
Featuring performances by local artists, including sensational Blues & Jazz singer Ava Golding, rapper Spiritual Don and Bluesology from SoundMinds, as well as inspirational local stories.
Ava Golding is a popular performer who's become a favourite at many London jazz venues by offering her relaxed and soulful take on 40s, 50s all-time greats and more modern-day classics on the London jazz and blues scene.
Her song list includes Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Doris Troy, Patsy Cline, BB King and many other legendary names from the world of jazz, swing, blues and soul.
Bluesology formed out of the long standing blues workshop at Sound Minds. Bassist Rob and guitarist Julian both have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the genre and the band selects classic tunes from the golden era of 20th century blues.>
The evening will be interspersed with inspirational speeches about Wandsworth's resistance to racism by, among others, Marsha de Cordova MP and Brian Richardson from SUTR.
Wandsworth Stand Up To Racism is part of a national movement which has played an important part in challenging and diminishing the impact of far right and racist figures like Tommy Robinson. Locally SUTR campaigns widely - including against the Council taking an injunction against Romany/Traveller sites and canceling the contract of the Asian home care service centre, Mushkil Aasaan, as well as the invidious ID/Passport checks in our hospitals and hearing testimony from survivors during our annual Holocaust Memorial event.