Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Saturday 19 May 2018

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £14.50 Concessions: £9.50 to £12.50

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“The British Empire was trying desperately to hold on to its colonial possessions by any means … and the foul would often override the fair.”

Tunji Sowande arrived in London from Nigeria in 1945 to study law and pursue his interest in music. He rose to become a well respected barrister, the first Black Head of Chambers, and finally the first (part-time) Black Judge in Britain.

He was an active solo concert performer as a baritone singer, giving concerts for charities and to entertain residents of old people’s homes. On top of it all, he was a great lover of cricket, and became a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the home of cricket.

In an undefined setting, Sowande muses on Imperialism, Colonialism and Black people’s struggles for freedom, justice and human rights, in Africa and the diaspora. He is however not a political man – he prefers to do his job and watch sports. He nonetheless does his bit to spread peace and love through the medium of music and song.

From the writer and performer of the multi-award-winning international hit, Call Mr. Robeson (**** The Guardian) comes another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art” (Dirt & Candy)

Running time: Approx. 1hr, 25mins

Sat 19 May 2:30pm
Sat 19 May 7:45pm
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