Black History Month: Small Island event

Department of History

Event details

Tuesday 25 October 2022


We are pleased to announce that the Department of History will be screening a recorded version of National Theatre’s Small Island (2019), as part of our Black History Month events. Inspired by the novel by Andrea Levy, this captivating play tells the three stories of Hortense, Gilbert, and Queenie. With themes of love and racial prejudice, the timeline of Small Island starts from WWII to the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush, making it a pertinent watch. You can find a trailer here: Youtube trailer for National Theatre's Small Island

The screening will be held on Tuesday 25th October, from 6pm: students (and staff) from across the University are welcome to attend. Dr Michael Bennett (History) will also be providing a short introduction and contextualisation of the play, Black History, and the historical links between Britain and the Caribbean.

Tickets are free, but places are limited, so please use this form to reserve your place: Small Island screening booking form


Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022

Time: 6-9.30pm

Place: The Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union Building

If you have any questions, please email Chris Mowat

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