A graphic reading 'in conversation reckoning with our past'

In Conversation: Reckoning with our Past

This event has now passed but you can still watch the stream on YouTube until 7.00pm Mon 24 August 2020.

Catch up on the post-event Q&A with members of the panel on Twitter @The_Globe  #ShakeRace.

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Professor Farah Karim-Cooper will be joined by novelist and academic Preti Taneja, Historian and President of the Royal Historical Society, Margot Finn and actor and director Elliot Barnes-Worrell to discuss British history, the colonial past, racial identity and how best to tell our collective stories.

There will be a post-event Q&A with members of the panel on Twitter at 8.00pm. Tweet your questions to us @The_Globe using #ShakeRace, and a selection of questions will be put forward to our panel.

To mark International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on 23 August, this panel discussion focuses on how we talk about history in Britain. It will address where we are now, how we got here and the part we have to play in the next chapter.

What does it mean to grow up in Britain as a person of the global majority and not be taught in school your relationship to the history of your country? How do we talk about this past? How should novels, theatre, film and TV represent this past?


This event will be streamed online.

Registering for this event gives you exclusive access to the live Premiere of the panel discussion on YouTube, the opportunity to submit a question to the panel in advance and use of YouTube’s Live Chat feature during the premiere.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed the day before the event with a link to join the stream. Please make sure you have a good, reliable internet connection.

Live captions will be available for this stream. Should you benefit from the use of captions and they do not appear automatically, you can turn captions on when watching a video.

Please ensure you and all other viewers in your household follow both Shakespeare’s Globe’s Community Guidelines  and YouTube’s Community Guidelines when using the Live Chat function during the panel discussion.

Following the premiere, the stream will be made available publicly, without the opportunity for Live Chat, until 8pm on Monday 24 August and anyone will be able to watch the recording as many times as they wish within that time.



Free, registration required

Tickets are free but you must register in order to watch the live stream from 7.00pm and join in the Live Chat.

As a charity that receives no regular government funding, any donations are welcome and are vital to us.

Please register once per household

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: 60 minutes approximately

Live captions available for this stream

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