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The Quilt - written by Valerie Doulton












Above: Yvonne Bonnamy and Lala Lloyd who originally created the part

The Live Literature Company were proud to present this performance in conjunction with the season of events commemorating the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain at the National Portrait Gallery on 29th March 2007. Tickets were free on a first come first served basis.

Performances have also been given at the Actors' Centre, London, The National Portrait Gallery, and Guy's Hospital Chapel.

The history of quilting is profoundly associated with ancient cultures and woman's creativity. One theory links this art to the slaves, who created quilts coded with patterns, to help one another flee to freedom. To find out more about the secret language of Quilts, click on the article below.

Written and directed by Valerie Doulton, The Quilt was presented as a fully staged performance.

Cast: Yvonne Bonnamy & Jean Heywood

Music: Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss, Sung on recording by: Jessye Norman




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