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‘There We Stop; There We Stand’: Exploring London’s Black cultural heritage with S. I. Martin

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‘There we stop; there we stand’—Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway

Part of Dalloway Day 2020, ‘There We Stop; There We Stand’ is 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.

Listeners can follow along using the interactive map, which includes S. I. Martin’s narration alongside 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.

S. I. Martin’s narration is available as a playlist on the RSL’s Soundcloud:

Many thanks to National Portrait Gallery for providing these portraits.

Recorded on: June 17, 2020