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Caribbean legend’s tale is exposed in Islington exhibition

PUBLISHED: 16:18 25 April 2015

John La Rose (centre) with Linton Kwesi Johnson. Pic: Guy Farrar

John La Rose (centre) with Linton Kwesi Johnson. Pic: Guy Farrar

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Life and times of cultural and political icon John La Rose told at Islington Museum

An exhibition into the life of a revolutionary Caribbean figure opens next month.

The Dream to Change the World, about the exploits of John La Rose, begins at Islington Museum, in St John Street, Finsbury on May 22.

Mr La Rose, who lived from 1927 to 2006, was a cultural and political figure – an essayist, film maker, poet and trade unionist – who belonged to a Caribbean tradition of radical and revolutionary activism. He touched the lives of many people around the world.

The exhibition covers in particular the period following Mr La Rose’s arrival in north London in 1961 to his death in 2006. It provides information on the campaigns and organisations he was involved in both in the UK and abroad, including the George Padmore Institute, New Beacon Book and the New Cross Massacre Campaign and includes photographs, leaflets, posters, letters, recordings, film clipsand more. For information, call 020 7272 4889 or email info@georgepadmoreinstitute.org

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