The Caribbean Shebeen and Blues Party Culture in Nottingham

Monday 4 June 2018

Ustinov Room - Tickets: FREE (reserve in advance for pre-show talk)


In conjunction with our production of Shebeen, Museumand: The National Caribbean Heritage Museum will be hosting a day of events celebrating the Caribbean shebeen and blues party culture in Nottingham.

FREE Drop-in session

12pm – 4.30pm
Stalls Foyer, Nottingham Playhouse

Were you ever at a shebeen? Do you know any interesting tales about the scene you can share? What did you hear, see or read about this secret party scene?

Come and join Museumand for this free drop-in session. Share your stories and memories of shebeens, blues parties and/or house parties from 1948 to 1988. We would love to see photos, posters, printed materials, records, clothing and anything else from your memorabilia.

Museumand would also like to capture your contributions for the museum’s oral history archives. You can do so either by voice or video recordings, by taking a photograph, or just by having a chat. (Participation optional)

FREE Pre-show talk (please reserve places in advance)

6.15pm – 7pm
Ustinov Room, Nottingham Playhouse

Reminisce about the shebeen scene in Nottingham with the Director of Museumand, Catherine Ross, and special guest Mufaro Makubika, award-winning writer of Shebeen.

Learn about the history of Nottingham’s Caribbean culture and its secret party scene, and find out more about the inspiration behind the play before the evening performance.

The event will run from 6.15pm – 7pm, including time for audience questions. The evening performance of Shebeen begins at 7.30pm

Dates & Times

The Caribbean Shebeen and Blues Party Culture in Nottingham - Mon 4 Jun 6:15pm Mon 4 Jun Ustinov Room 6:15pm Free (reserve in advance)

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