The Streets Where We Live

In late August, the Everyman and Playhouse theatres worked with a local historian to explore Liverpool’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

An educational digital series, called ‘The Streets Where We Live’, explores four writers’ responses to Liverpool’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. 

Laurence Westgaph collaborated with the theatres to create the bespoke historical walking tour of the city.

The Streets Where We Live is now available for free from the theatres’ website.

Digital Producer for the theatres, Peter Greggs, said: “We’re thrilled to share these new free digital resources that brings a lasting legacy to the 2021 Falling Doors and Laurence Westgaph collaboration. 

“We hope this resource helps bring Black voices into the classroom, with personal encounters on how slavery continues to impact people today, as well as allowing schools and education providers to discuss Liverpool’s involvement in slavery and how it has shaped our city.”

Peter added: “There are four videos with interviews from the writers, historical information from Laurence and the performed pieces from the tour. 

“They are accompanied with an Education Pack so that teachers are supported in delivering this subject accurately to the classroom.”

The new digital resources are aimed at secondary school students and above and people interested in Liverpool history and creative writing for theatre.

The Everyman and Playhouse theatres hope the series will provoke and inspire other creative activities and responses.

The pack is available to download here.

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