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Sugar, Sugar

November 22, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This is an online event.

It may taste delicious and sweet but how sweet is the history of sugar? Learn about the interlinked histories of slavery, sugar plantations, processing, export and consumption from academic Dr Malcolm Cocks, Dulwich College and the University of the West Indies. We’ll consider the taste of sugar in its’ different states in an at home tasting workshop and see what raw sugar cane plants and sugar beet looks like. Appreciate the art of spun sugar and sugar sculptures as created by Bahamian artist Lynn Parrotti. Meet Jamaican British poet Keith Jarrett and work with him to produce responses to the sickly taste of colonialism and dark futures of sugar.

This event is part of the series ‘Poetry Versus Colonialism’ which is part of the Queen Mary University of London Being Human series ‘Navigating New Worlds’.

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Contact email address

p.woods@qmul.ac.uk

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Yes


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Date:
November 22
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Website:
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Online: Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
London, London E1 4NS
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https://www.qmul.ac.uk/

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Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
POETRY V. COLONIALISM
Contact email address
p.woods@qmul.ac.uk
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N/A
Region
London
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London
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