The theatre company behind Black Men Walking – in Perth Theatre from Wednesday 25 until Saturday 28 September – is organising a free escorted walk and workshop to accompany the show.

Everyone is welcome to join artists/facilitators of colour Alaya Ang and Martha Adonai Dahomey from 11am until 1pm on Saturday 28 September for the creative experience and workshop which explores the habit of walking and being in nature.

In the spirit of the original Black Men Walking group, the inspiration behind the play, the group will also explore stories of black British experiences and histories of people of colour in Perth. People of colour/BAME people are encouraged to come and share their stories to add to this history.

The family friendly event will set off from Perth Theatre and take a gentle walk along the North Inch before returning to the theatre for free refreshments.

Workshop participants will qualify for discounted tickets to Black Men Walking.

Black Men Walking tells the compelling story of three middle-aged black men, Thomas, Matthew and Richard, who meet every month as part of a walking group to explore the dramatic landscape of the Peak District in Yorkshire. On one particular trip, the rest of group cancels and it soon feels like maybe they should have done too. The men find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years of black history, embarking on a dangerous journey that invokes an element of the supernatural, an encounter with the spirits of their ancestors and an exploration of what it means to be both black and British today.

The Sheffield-based walking group which inspired the production was founded in 2004 by a group of men of African and African-Caribbean heritage who started walking for health, wellbeing and camaraderie.

To book this free event, visit the Black Men Walking North Inch Walk page on Eventbrite.

Click here for tickets and info for Black Men Walking (Age guidance 14+) in Perth Theatre from Wednesday 25 until Saturday 28 September or call Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031.

Tuesday 17 September 2019