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Writing on the Wall announce incredible programme of events for Black History Month Festival

Performer Tayo Aluko recreates iconic Paul Robeson moment on Tuesday 22nd October on Church St

Writing on the Wall announce incredible programme of events for Black History Month Festival

by Culture Liverpool

Running from 1 – 31 October, Writing on the Wall’s incredible programme of events for Black History Month Festival features performer Tayo Aluko who recreates the iconic Paul Robeson moment on Tuesday 22 October on Church Street.

The Writing on the Wall Black History Month programme is now in full swing having had  the Guardian Editor-at-Large journalist and broadcaster, Gary Younge investigate the nature of riots.

Writing on the Wall have an exciting programme for the rest of October, one free event in particular is on Tuesday 22 October – Mr Robeson Sings, with Tayo Aluko at the corner of Paradise and Church Street, Liverpool, L1 1DA from 6.00pm.

Tayo Aluko, Actor, Writer and Baritone recreates the iconic moment 70 years on from 1949 when Paul Robeson, world famous singer, actor and activist, gave an impromptu performance from the back of truck to 10,000 people in bomb-damaged Lord Street. The world renowned African American singer, who sold out venues across the world, regularly performed for free in outdoor spaces so ‘working people’ could enjoy his voice. Join Tayo Aluko, whose one man show Call Me Mr Robeson has thrilled audiences across continents, to be part of this unique event.

Nigerian-born Tayo Aluko is an actor, singer and playwright, based in Liverpool, UK, where he worked previously as an architect. His art is dedicated to encouraging and inspiring progressive activism by showing how Black History is everybody’s history.

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