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Saturday
12
MAY

Human Cargo with Matthew Crampton & Jeff Warner

19:30
22:00
Matthew Crampton
Event organized by Matthew Crampton

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“Do not miss” Songlines

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.

This performance near Blackburn features stories researched locally partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups, as part of the Parallel Lives project. Expect a rich and entertaining evening.

More details http://matthewcrampton.com/
Parallel Lives http://thetransportsproduction.co.uk/parallel-lives

MATTHEW CRAMPTON “A compelling storyteller” 5 stars, The Guardian
JEFF WARNER “The best folk singer in America” Bob Bossin, founder of Canada’s String Band
HUMAN CARGO “An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival” Cerys Matthews

Matthew Crampton video introduction to the book Human Cargo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlmvCEhf5k&t=1s