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Edson Burton

Edson Burton is a writer, working across poetry, radio and theatre, but poetry is at the heart of all his work. His work reflects the cross generational plural experience of growing up in Britain as a second generation person of African Caribbean descent. He counts visceral poetry and musical poetry as his main inspiration whether Wilfred encountered in a journey across the cultural and class map of Britain. Among his radio dramas, the afternoon plays Armour of Immanuel (2007), the Chosen One (2009), Deacon (2017) have been selected as BBC Radio 4 listening highlights. He has become an active member of the programming and curatorial collective Come the Revolution supported by Watershed Cinema. He has been a consultant and coordinator for a range of history projects in Bristol including most recently a study of Bristol’s Old Market ward, Vice & Virtue (2014), and Black South West Network’s Race Through the Generations. He is a regular commentator on local and national radio and television. His television appearances include the Hairy Bikers series Pubs that Made Britain (2015), Books that Made Britain Bristol (2016) and Lost Civilizations Series 1: The Remains of Slavery (2017). He is a board member of the public art producer Situations Ltd and of Afrikaeye Film Festival, and founder member of Kiki Bristol.

Events featuring this speaker

Walk: Old Market with Edson Burton

Edson Burton

Old Market is a barometer of Bristol and British history. Edson Burton charts the fascinating journey with a range of anecdotes drawn from interviews with past and present residents.

£8£6 View event
18 October 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm The Stag & Hounds

Futur Ville

Gavin Bridge, Edson Burton, Lhosa Daly, Kara de Los Reyes, Doug Francisco, Paul Hassan, Adibah Iqbal, Katie McClymont, Paula Orell, Henry Palmer, Wim Penhaul, Stephen Pritchard, Shankari Raj, Martin Schwegmann, Gill Simmons, Oliver Sutherland

Futur Ville is a series of events inspired by the complex relationship between artists, creative communities, urban regeneration and cultural policy.

£35£20 View event
18 October 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm The Arts Mansion

Social Innovation in the Future City

Dominik Byrne, Edson Burton, Mena Fombo, Jenny Foster, Becca Rose Glowacki, Euella Jackson, Sado Jirde, Janine Marriott, Annie Menter, Rissa Mohabir, Georgina Perry, Terri Rotchell, Dave Taylor-Matthews, Simon Tepper

The grant holders from the social innovation grant scheme talk about their experiences and what they have planned.

FREE View event
18 October 2019 1:15pm - 4:00pm Watershed