• Winifred Atwell: Jazz Piano, Hit Singles, TV Personality of the 1950s

    Wed. 28 October 2015 | 6 PM

    Guest speaker: Professor George Mckay, Professor in Media Studies, UEA.

    Winifred Atwell was a Trinidadian pianist who enjoyed great popularity in Britain and Australia from the 1950s with a series of boogie-woogie and ragtime hits, selling over 20 million records. She was the first black person to have a number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and is still the only female instrumentalist to do so. Professor Mckay will explore this extraordinary women who found fame around the world celebrating her achievements.

    Location:
    Norwich: Vernon Castle Room, 3rd Floor, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
    Admission:
    Free
    Telephone:
    01603 774747

What is Black History Month?

Here we detail some of the ideas and history behind the annual celebration.

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