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17/06/2020

As part of Dalloway Day 2020 the RSL has launched ‘There We Stop; There We Stand’, an interactive map and audio walking tour from artist S. I. Martin – author, artist and founder 500 Years of Black London walks – which explores the compelling Black cultural heritage of Soho, by touching on the lives of those whose portraits hang in the National Portrait Gallery, in the footsteps of Clarissa Dalloway.

S. I. Martin’s narration is integrated throughout the map, as well as available as a playlist on the RSL’s Soundcloud. Listeners can follow along using the interactive map, which includes portraits and histories of: Duncan Grant and Patrick Nelson, Leslie Hutchinson, Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnson,  Edgar Manning, Florence Mills, Bill Richmond, Mary Seacole; and George Walker and Bert Williams.

This map and audiotour is available to enjoy from home, or as a self-guided walk once it is safe for audience members to do so.

 

 

Many thanks to National Portrait Gallery for providing these portraits.