People of Letters - Recording Event

Friday 8 July, 19.00 - 20.00


Performer at Museum of Colour launch in Pitt Rivers

The People of Letters exhibition was inspired by the correspondence between Laurence Sterne and Ignatius Sancho and recognises those who have initiated and consistently provided support to writers of colour. It was first launched in September 2019 at a live event at the Pitt Rivers Museum. This event exhibits some of the poets from this exhibition performing their work live, which will be recorded and featured permanently at the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Colour. 

Poets include:

Tayo Aluko
Grace Nichols

Degna Stone
Naomi Sumner Chan

With original live music from Randolph Matthews.


Radical Hope: We're inviting visitors to connect with the themes driving Pitt Rivers Museum's 2022 research, curation and engagement programmes: immerse yourself in the Play! Project; deconstruct stereotypes as we move Beyond Binaries; join us in Radical Hope to imagine equitable and decolonised heritage spaces; and see a different side to the collections through Museums at Night.