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Tuesday 22 November 2022

7.30pm - 7.30pm


£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students


The Rose Theatre


Arts Centre

Tuesday 22 November 7:30pm
Nwoko Arts presents
Sweet Mother

Nwoko Arts presents Sweet Mother, a play that shares stories about white women who fell in love with, married and raised families with black men in the Liverpool 8 community during a time of racial unrest.

Developed following interviews with women from the L8 area, the play considers how some woman gave up their white privilege, after facing abuse and discrimination from their own communities. It centres on shared experiences, lived across 1960-80s, featuring friendship, hunger for change and hope. Including acapella singing, film and music, Sweet Mother tells the stories of Joan Caddick, Marie Chicken, Josie Burger and Vera McRae. The women in focus shared their experiences of raising families in 1950s to the 1980s Toxteth, and now Sweet Mother is celebration of the strength and resilience of these women and the many more like them.

Nwoko‘s aim is to convey the intimacy and truth of people’s thoughts and experiences of their personal feelings towards issues that affect them. Nwoko Arts is a not-for-profit community interest company, engaging diverse communities in the arts. ‘Nwoko’ was the name of Nwoko Arts’s founder’s late father. Having migrated to the UK from Nigeria, he was renamed ‘Paul’ by authorities who could not pronounce his name. In a reclamation of both terms, the founder of the CIC now goes by the name ‘Maria Paul’.

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions
Free for EHU Students


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