A Play: ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’ by Tayo Aluko
This upcoming play happening at Lincoln’s Inn on Monday 22nd May: ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’ by Tayo Aluko, a one-man performance about the first Black head of Chambers, Tunji Sowande.
Arriving in London from Nigeria in 1945, Sowande studied law and pursued his interest in music. He rose to become a well-respected barrister and the first (part-time) Black Judge in Britain.
Sowande muses on Imperialism, Colonialism and Black people’s struggles for freedom, justice and human rights, in Africa and the diaspora, from the point of view of one who would rather just be a good lawyer, watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.
Lincoln’s Inn is proud to be hosting the story of this legal pioneer and I would be grateful if you could please share this with anyone who you think might enjoy the event.
It is open to all. Please book via Eventbrite
“Tayo Aluko’s tribute to Tunji Sowande mixes politics, music and cricket for a tuneful portrait of a legal pioneer” Michael Billington, 4/5 Stars, the Guardian
Silk £22.00 +7 Years £22.00 -7 Years £22.00 Pupil £22.00 Non Member £22.00
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