Starting 17 September, TGRG and FANE Productions are producing three online events celebrating three phenomenal Black British authors.
Former superintendent Dr. Leroy Logan MBE, City Worker turned author, Nels Abbey, and Member of Parliament, Diane Abbott will all present their respective newly released books to an online audience.
Starting with Closing Ranks by Leroy Logan on September 17, each story gives a unique perspective on the Black perspective in this country.
Sunday 20 September sees Nels Abbey present his hilariously satirical look at surviving white corporate Britain, Think Like A White Man followed. He’ll be followed swiftly by Diane Abbott (21 September) who discusses her new autobiography capturing her 30-years of record breaking firsts as this country’s first Black female Member of Parliament.
The events will take place over three nights with a portion of proceeds being donated to Black Cultural Archives, the Home of Black British History and the UK’s only repository of African and Caribbean experiences in the United Kingdom.
“I’ve always been a book lover and ran the literary programme at Black Cultural Archives for almost a year prior to lockdown. Partnering with FANE Productions was a natural fit to bring the events to an online audience.” says TGRG Managing Director, Juanita Rosenior
Fane is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic production companies, working with inspiring voices from the world of literature, podcasts, screen and stage.
The company presided over sales of 450,000 tickets in their first two years alone through events with artists including John le Carré, Margaret Atwood, Nigella Lawson, Dolly Alderton, Michel Legrand, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Grayson Perry.
“To have Leroy, Nels, and Diane as the first three authors in this September season is a true honour.” continued Juanita. “Three very different books, each with a unique take on the Black British experience, each with something for everyone. Can’t wait! Thank you to Alex Fane and the team for seeing the vision.”
Early bird tickets priced at £5 are now available from the Black Cultural Archives website and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the archives.