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Take a trip to Sutton House to celebrate Black History Month

It is currently Black History Month and if you want an enjoyable day out for the family you could do a lot worse than a visit to historic Sutton House. For the next few weeks (until the 29th November) they are hosting an interactive exhibition exploring the lives of nine influential Black Londoners, including: John Blanke, the Lascars, Ignatius Sancho, Olaudah Equiano, Dido Elizabeth Belle, George Bridgetower, Francis Barber, Mary Seacole and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sutton House evokes all the atmosphere of a Tudor home right in the heart of East London.

Dr Miranda Kaufmann
Dr Miranda Kaufmann

On Monday 21st October, Dr Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru will shed new light on the life and influence of John Blanke with a talk on The Image and Reality of Black Africans in Renaissance England. The talk is open and will take place in the Great Chamber of Sutton House. For more information visit:

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sutton-house-and-breakers-yard/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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