Rosa-Johan Uddoh has been working in The Bower throughout March and April, treating her time there as a writing and sound residency inspired by the work of Una Marson, a British/Jamaican activist, radio producer, presenter, and poet; the first Black woman to work as a radio producer at the BBC in 1942. She is commemorated with a blue plaque on Brunswick Park road opposite The Bower.
Uddoh’s script and sound piece draws on the legacy of Una Marson’s ‘Caribbean Voices’, a BBC radio programme produced by Marson which broadcast Caribbean writing. Visitors are invited to listen to recordings taken in The Bower and Brunswick Park of contemporary Caribbean voices, following a call-out to local residents and voices further afield.
Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5pm
The Bower, Unit 1, 24 Brunswick Park, London SE5 7RH