Black Victorians

Saturday 13 August I Afternoon
Sunday 14 August I Afternoon


Jubilee Square, Kensington Town Hall, Horton Street, London W8 7NX

Jeanefer Jean-Charles presents Black Victorians, exploring a complex and often forgotten Black presence in pre-Windrush Britain.

Inspired by nineteenth- century studio photographs of black men, women and children, the piece explores a complex and often forgotten Black presence in pre-Windrush Britain.

Black Victorians is inspired by Black Chronicles – The Missing Chapter, an ongoing curatorial research programme led by Autograph focused on unearthing nineteenth century photographs of Black presences in Britain’s archives. Black Victorians is accompanied by a display of the Black Chronicles’ Exhibition In A Box produced by, and presented in association with, Autograph, London.”

This free performance is presented outdoors and does not require a ticket. Suitable for all ages. The shows will take place in the afternoon between 1pm and 6pm. Performances in the outdoor arts programme by each company last between 15 mins and 30 mins each. There will be multiple shows to watch each afternoon, with staggered start times. This company will perform twice on the same day.

Scheduled times will be added to the website shortly. Check the website and social media on the day of performance for updated times as the weather may mean the schedule has to change. This location has public toilets. Bring sun cream and/or a coat. Please use public transport if possible rather than driving, take picnic plastic home to recycle and bring refillable drinking flasks.

Black Victorians