Nautch on the Shore

Date: 16 May 2024
Location: Showtown
heritage | talk

50 variety performers – dancers, acrobats, snake-charmers, conjurors, and artisans – toured Britain as an Indian village in the 20s and 30s. This talk, by Dr Debanjali Biswas, explores the relationship of empire, migration, and performance cultures in inter-war Britain. The talk will showcase the collection images showing the Indian performers and explore the news articles of the day.

Reclaim Blackpool - Mapping Sexual Harrasment
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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.