Black History walking tour with Lisa Williams

29 Oct 2023

As part of Black History Month, join Liza on Sunday 29 October for a special walking tour with Caribbean British historian, Lisa Williams (Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews).

Jump on for a whistle stop tour of Calton Hill’s colonial links and famous Black visitors from history. Hear about Frederick Douglass’ walks on the hill, Henry ‘Box’ Brown and his amazing panorama, Nelson’s role in the Caribbean and Scottish astronomers’ time in the Cape Colony. Why did Agnes Maclehose or ‘Clarinda’ go to Jamaica and what did she find?

Lisa Williams grew up in Dorset in a British-Grenadian family and after a childhood travelling around the world, moved to the Caribbean to run wellness programmes and cultural/educational exchanges for twenty years. After relocating to Edinburgh in 2011, she founded the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and now curates a range of arts events across Scotland to promote Caribbean culture, spanning film, art, literature and live music. She runs educational and anti-racist programmes in schools and universities and leads walking tours focusing on Edinburgh’s Black History. She is an author and poet, chairs and performs at literary festivals, and loves to teach creative writing to all ages. She is an Honourary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and PhD Candidate at the University of St Andrews.

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