Had an excellent John Blanke Live! at the Caribbean Social Forum Takeover of National Maritime Museum Greenwich yesterday 9th April. The Takeover was to celebrate black history and culture in Britain with the Caribbean Social Forum , they took over the museum for the whole day.
The turnout was extraordinary - the Museum was packed , perhaps 1,000 maybe more, you can have some sense of the crowd size from the video below , it was multi generational - mum dad the kids with grandma and grandad with a few great grand mas and dads - creating a wonderful happy atmosphere thru out the entire day.
There were talks I did one on John Blanke and The John Blanke Project , with performances: John Blanke played by Ricardo Paris Lloyd and other historical Black characters (see below) answered questions on their character's part in Black British history.
John Blanke was part of Walking Images : Character Encounters across the Museum bringing Black British history to life.
John Blanke Meets His Public at the Takeover
Walking Images : Character Encounters
Visited the Plaque Over the Road At Trinity Leban