Slavery stories mixed with folk music

PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 May 2018

Jeff Warner and Matthew Crampton.

Jeff Warner and Matthew Crampton.

Submitted

A storyteller is working with an American folk singer to put on a show about slavery and emigration.

Human Cargo will mix Matthew Crampton’s writing with Jeff Warner’s songs by weaving stories of emigrants and slaves to shed fresh light on today’s migrations.

Crampton will tell stories of individuals forced into exile in the 18th and 19th centuries, including a woman from Bristol.

Mary Ann Newman was charged with shoplifting in 1851 and was sentenced with transportation and forced to live in Australia.

Crampton said: “Mass migration is a defining dilemma for the world.

“Giving it an historic perspective can detoxify the debate. Adding local stories helps people find their own place in the story.”

Human Cargo will take place at St George’s Bristol, in Great George Street, tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm.

Tickets, priced £5-18, are available at www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk or on 08454 024001.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 20:00

The Original Rude Boy will be heading to Bristol this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:01

Local punk band The Run Up will open for Irish folk punk legends Flogging Molly when the Fireball-Fuelling the Fire tour hits the O2 Academy Bristol, next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Award-winning drama The Madness Of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Social media users are calling for staff parking charges to be scrapped at Weston General Hospital after it was revealed employees forked out almost £150,000 to park their vehicles.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A charity ice skating session raised hundreds of pounds for Weston Foodbank.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

An old school building which is used for nature education and connects people with one of the area’s finest beauty spots will be flogged by the local authority.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:24

Mini Christmas stockings and festive trees are now on sale at Weston Hospicecare.

Read more
Weston Hospicecare Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 12:00

Plans to address shortcomings in special needs education provisions have been approved by a Government watchdog, which previously raised ‘significant concerns’ over services run in the district.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A Weston business owner is ‘proud’ after being named among Britain’s best small shops.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:48

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from September 24 to October 3.

Read more
In The Dock

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists