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Paterson Joseph

The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho

Starts at: Saturday 15 October 5:30 PM
Finishes at: Saturday 15 October 6:30 PM

It’s 1746 and Georgian London is not a safe place for a young Black man, especially one who has escaped slavery.

So how does Charles Ignatius Sancho meet King George, write and play highly acclaimed music, become the first Black person to vote in Britain and lead the fight to end slavery? Sancho’s story begins on a tempestuous Atlantic Ocean and ends at the very centre of London life. Throughout it all, he has one question: ‘born amidst death, how much can you achieve in one short life?’

Paterson Joseph, one of Britain’s best-loved actors, (Vigil, Noughts +Crosses, Peep Show) tells the true story of a great Black Briton in this utterly captivating and haunting novel.

Sponsored by Wells Cathedral School