We pay tribute to Guyanese-born Cy Grant (1919-2010), whose rich and varied career included World War Two RAF service, film, music, drama, broadcasting (Cy was the first black celebrity to be featured regularly on British TV – notably the BBC’s Tonight programme), and work as a community activist. This special event will feature poetry, presentations and film clips from and about his life and work, plus live music courtesy of flautist Keith Waithe. The event also commemorates the 50th anniversary of Guyana’s independence. Guests include the High Commissioner of Guyana, Professor Kurt Barling, producer Terry Jervis and theatre director Yvonne Brewster OBE.

Event presented by Cy Grant Trust with support from the British Film Institute, London Metropolitan Archives, Windrush Foundation and Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Life and Times
of Cy Grant




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