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Exploring Our History Through Performance

Sweet tooth performance
SWEET TOOTH by Elaine Mitchener. Image: Brian Roberts

The recent collaborative performance project ‘SWEET TOOTH ’ by renowned vocal and movement artist Elaine Mitchener is an example of the strategy in action. The project sought to combine music and action with research by University of Southampton historian Dr Christer Petley into the letters of Simon Taylor, a wealthy British Jamaican slaveholding sugar planter, written between 1765-1813, to explore our love of sugar and the historical links between the UK sugar industry and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

You can find out more about our Research Projects here.

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