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Human Cargo

“An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival” Cerys Matthews

Human Cargo is an epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft.

Storyteller and singer Matthew Crampton’s recent show The Transports won Five Stars from The Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation.

An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing today’s heated issue with history and humanity.

Each performance features stories researched locally, as part of the Parallel Lives project, plus partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups.

Expect a rich and entertaining evening.

Spoken Word, Song

Thursday 7th June 2018 - Starts 8pm


TICKET PRICE: £15


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