Monthly Archives: August 2011

A trail with many beginnings

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Does research need to be a lonely affair?

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  Does research always need to be a lonely affair? We don’t think so.   On 1st May 2011 we hid five hundred golden tickets in Brixton Tate Library, between the pages of select books that reference themes from sugar … Continue reading

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on Henry’s Trail

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               These a few of many who helped to forge links between the history and contemporary resonances of Henry’s legacy       

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The first day – from Brixton Tate Library, to Tate Britain, the Archives, and a boat trip to Tate Modern to see Miró

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  We arranged to meet for the first time on Saturday 14 May, at Brixton Tate Library. Everyone introduced themselves, and we took a group portrait under the bust of Henry Tate, which stands outside the library in Windrush Square and lends … Continue reading

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The second day – a tour of Windrush Square, behind the scenes at Tate Brixton Library, Tate’s mansion at Park Hill and the Tate family mausoleum at West Norwood Cemetery

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  On Saturday 28th May we gathered on Windrush Square, where the paving slabs are patterned with sugar cane. Local historian Alan Piper told us a history of Brixton and the Tate Brixton Library.              … Continue reading

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The third day – Tate & Lyle in Silvertown

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  Our third and final day trip on Henry’s Trail took us to the Tate & Lyle Thames Refinery, in Silvertown.   An early archival photograph of the original packaging of Tate Cube Sugars…   And Tate & Lyle sugar … Continue reading

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Gran-u-late | Poet’s Corner

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Gran-u-late by Melanie Mauthner   *   Melanie Mauthner is a member of Malika’s Kitchen Poetry Collective.   *   Yo, Henry time to make amends for slavery, thank you for your library, sugar gravy you liquefied purified into crystals, so … Continue reading

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