CARGO – Book launch
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, Samuel Sharpe 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.