A radiogram stands proud in the corner of Miss Letty’s immaculate front room. Gathered around are her family and friends, full of questions about her life and determined to give her the send-off she deserves. As they delve into her photo album and record collection, they are transported back to her arrival in Britain from the Caribbean in 1948, and the beginning of an incredible story.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush with this well-spiced helping of music, movement and oral history, inspired by Caribbean and black British heritage and tales of the Windrush Generation.

Sorrel & Black Cake is coming to the Mandela Centre, Leeds on Friday 22nd June and Room 700, Leeds Central Library on Saturday 23rd June.* There will also be a scratch performance at Words in the City at the Carriageworks Theatre on 13th May, and a special presentation and discussion with the cast at the Windrush Symposium, Leeds Becket University, on 9th June.

Performances

The Mandela Centre, Leeds
Friday 22nd June 2018
Doors open 7pm
Tickets are £6. To book for this performance, click here.

Room 700, Leeds Central Library
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Doors open 7pm
Tickets are £6. To book for this performance, click here.

Special Events

Scratch Performance, Words in the City Leeds
Carriageworks Theatre Studio
Sunday 13th May 2018, 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Presentation and discussion with cast
Part of Generation Windrush: Windrush 70th Anniversary Symposium
Leeds Beckett University, The Rose Bowl, Lecture Theatre B
Saturday 9th June 2018 (Registration: 9.30am, Symposium: 10am to 5.30pm)

*These performances are made possible through funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme, the Emerald Foundation and Leeds City Council arts@leeds, for which we are hugely grateful. Thanks also to all our project partner organisations; Caution Collective, Creative Learning Partnerships, Leeds Young Authors, Peepal Tree Press, Molineaux Productions, RJC Dance and the Windrush Foundation.
Sorrel Black Cake Geraldine Connor Windrush
Cast and creatives in rehearsal for Sorrel & Black Cake. Photos by Sally Molineaux
Sorrel Black Cake Geraldine Connor Leeds Chapeltown Windrush
Sorrel Black Cake Geraldine Connor Leeds Chapeltown Windrush
Sorrel Black Cake Geraldine Connor Leeds Chapeltown Windrush

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