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Back in the Day - Leroy Cooper

  • Wed, 30 Oct 2019
  • 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM
  • Tickets: £6/£3

Wed 30 Oct | 6.30pm

Tickets: £6/£3

Leroy Cooper understands the power of art to transform. Through street art, poetry, photography, painting and music Leroy’s personal experience has become his legacy.

Following his arrest in Liverpool in 1981, his name has been inextricably linked with the Toxteth riots, an ironic infamy considering his lack of involvement. He wasn’t there. He made a conscious decision to channel this negative experience into something positive.

Join Writing on the Wall for Black History Month as Leroy talks us through his book, Back In The Day Vol. 1, which is a rare and fascinating selection from over 200,000 photographs of the Liverpool community taken between 1981 and 2018; they are poignant and captivating showing his empathy reflected in the candour of the shots.

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