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Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond – Britain’s Forgotten Pugilist

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London
WC2H 0HE

23rd August 2019 – 7pm to 8pm


To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, join us for an illustrated talk about the life of Bare-knuckle Boxer Bill Richmond, featuring readings from The Ballad of Bill Richmond, a new narrative poem by Adam Marchan, and a discussion around the largely unrecognised presence of Black people in Regency England, and the part they played in bringing about the abolition of slavery.

Part of the National Portrait Gallery’s Friday Lates Programme. There will be a DJ and bar, and you’re welcome to enjoy the works on display in the Gallery until it closes at 9pm.

The event is free, but please reserve your place by phone or online :  National Portrait Gallery – 0207 306 0055

For more information, please see: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/friday-lates/slavery-remembrance-day-bill-richmond-britains-forgotten-pugilist

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