Black History Month 2022
The Black Heroes Foundation production “The Story of Claudia Jones” returned to celebrate Black History Month 2022 at Canada Water Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th October.
What the audience had to say
Black history is all our history
The Story of Claudia Jones seeks to empower and inform its audiences and increase public understanding and appreciation of Black history and culture. It is an explosion of storytelling, with colour, sound, and emotion designed to appeal to youth and community alike, and all social and cultural backgrounds.
Claudia Jones, Trinidadian born, US immigrant, political activist, and victim of the USA McCarthy era, deported to England in the early 1960s, known as the mother of the Caribbean Carnival in London, the precursor to the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival. Buried beside Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery Claudia Jones was a force to be reckoned with. Her story comes to life through an innovative blend of drama, song, photography, and film.
The production was performed to 160 school children in Wandsworth and an evening audience at Battersea Arts Centre during June 2022, in celebration of Windrush Day.
This is what the cast had to say during rehearsals for the Windrush performances last June, view the video below.
The Story of Claudia Jones performing for Black History Month 2022
Where: Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Date: Saturday 15 Oct 7:30pm
Director: Dr Anni Domingo
Actors: Montana Mascoll, Ziah Gayle, Marieme Diouf
Writers: Joyce Fraser OBE & Jennifer Farmer.
Stage Manager: Marcia Newman,
Assistant Stage Manager: Abigale Awusu
Sound Design by VamvaSoundDesign,
Producer: Joyce Fraser OBE for Black Heroes Foundation
Come and Celebrate Black History Month 2022
Black History Month