Keynote lecture by Malik Al Nasir

The Liverpool-based historian, poet and author of Letters to Gil (2021) Malik Al Nasir provides this keynote talk at the Bluecoat.


6:00pm - 8:00pm


Wed 25 May 2022

Malik's talk will connect the two strands of the Bluecoat's Echoes And Origins project - colonial legacies and looked after children - drawing on a life experience that encompasses both.

This event is in collaboration with WOWFEST22.

Tickets are £5/£3.50.

About Malik

Malik Al Nasir is a Liverpool-born poet, social researcher and activist. His widely acclaimed 2021 book, Letters To Gil, related his life in the care system and a remarkable relationship with Gil Scott-Heron, who mentored him, from semi-literacy to a masters degree through poetry. He is now undertaking a PhD in history at the University of Cambridge and working on a new book about his roots back to Guyana and the slave plantations of Demerara.

Follow Malik on Twitter and Instagram: malikandtheogs.

COVID Information

This event takes place indoors. We would encourage all audience members to take appropriate precautions when attending the event. Please consider wearing a mask and testing for COVID-19 ahead of attending the event. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. A full refund will be provided to anyone unable to attend due to illness or isolation.

This talk is part of an events programme based around our exhibition, The Bluecoat's Colonial Legacies.

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