Every year The National Black Theatre of Sweden remembers the African persons, freed from slavery under Swedish rule in 1847. It commemorates ‘the door’ through which enslaved Africans passed. Held in bondage, until they were forced upon ships that would divide them as families, children, communities from each other to experience a life, violence, servitude. 

The event strives to affirm this is a place we will never return to – a door that we will never go through again. This year’s theme is Community – everyday individual’s creative life. This year’s event is the sharing of work from community, NBTS community Ensemble, Nappy Hair Market, NBTS writer’s community and much more. This is a family event. This is a community event.

We are delighted to return to one of our homes at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby.

Monday October 9
 Kulturhuset Stadsteatern Vällingby (Nearest Tube – Vällingby)

19:00 Programme – includes
Welcome by NBTS founder and Artistic Director Josette Bushell-Mingo

NBTS -Sign language community – Rebecca Drammeh , sign language actor and activist
NBTS Community Ensemble – formed after NBTS production ‘Den Omättliga vägen’ at Dramaten
NBTS Writers – NBTS course for new writing, presentation led by Anne Fredriksson and Josette Bushell-Mingo and community
NBTS Nappy Hair Project – community group Axel Foley
NBTS Dance – guest Freddy Houndekindo/Cullberg

Memorial lighting of candle to remember the souls of those who walked to freedom
Mingle and evening ends!

This Event is by invitation only.

RSVP by Friday October 6: rsvp @ nationalblacktheatre.se if you can come and how many you are.

The event will be presented in spoken Swedish, English and Swedish sign language.

Warm Welcome!
Josette Bushell-Mingo Artistic Director and the NBTS Team