Lawrence Hoo

Lawrence Hoo

CARGO – Book launch

Festival of the Future City/
Mon 14 October 2019
19:00-20:30
Waterstones
Free Admission

Lawrence Hoo

CARGO – Book launch

Lawrence Hoo
Mon 14 October 2019,
19:00-20:30
Waterstones
Free Admission

CARGO is a new immersive multi-media experience that offers an alternative narrative to the story of the transatlantic slave trade. It will open in mid-2020 and go on tour after Bristol. Through the stories depicted in images and in poetry by Lawrence Hoo, CARGO provides an accurate historical account of the fight for the freedom of the enslaved, and their subsequent human and civil rights. CARGO will also highlight the strength and resilience of key pivotal characters who blazed a trail battling adversity, laying the foundations for the futures we all share as a result.

Launching tonight in this special Festival of the Future City event is Lawrence Hoo’s new book. Profiling the lives of many individuals from the African Diaspora, including Nanny of The Maroons, Paul Bogle and Mary Seacole – all people who worked within unimaginable confines but continued to inspire and empower others through their actions – to the present day leaders and change makers, many from Bristol, Hoo’s poetry celebrates their lives and work and looks forward to better futures.

How to Book/

Booking opens 10:00 on Monday 2 September.The event is free but booking is required. Booking is online only and is managed by the Festival of Ideas. Please get in touch via Eventbrite if you have any booking queries.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seat as we will be admitting anyone waiting without a ticket into empty seats five minutes before start.

We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of ‘no shows’ at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings. If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all, but if you have specific access concerns it is advisable to contact the venue direct. There is no loop system at Waterstones. There are toilet facilities in store.

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