Phillis in London


Phillis in London – an original new play

To accompany the release of the extract, the US Embassy hosted a discussion of the work with US and UK guest speakers.

Phillis is one of the few Black women to have a Blue Plaque in her honour erected in London

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Ade gave the keynote address at the ceremony.

Keynote address at Literary London Society, Lost Voice Conference, 2021 – Portrait of the Artist as an Enslaved Woman: Phillis in London

Africa Writes Literary Festival, presentation 2018

We’ve done exciting readings of the play at several events, including in Ghana.

Chale Wote programme
Clare Wote Participants
Phillis in London - Ghana cast

Rehearsed reading at the Errol Barrow Arts Centre, Barbados, during the African Theatre Association annual conference, June 2018

Rehearsed reading at Global Morrison conference, University of Greenwich, June 2017

We’re developing arts and education programmes with several partners including the historical sites Phillis visited.

Other partners are the US Embassy, Benjamin Franklin House, British Library Eccles Centre,  Margaret Busby SOAS Scholarship, Patrick Vernon Every Generation Foundation, and Diane Abbott MP.

Read poems by Phillis Wheatley here