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Apr

HeLa at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop

As part of the British Council’s 2014 Momentum Project, the NGC Bocas Lit Fest is working with partners to make cultural links between the Caribbean and Scotland.

HeLa is a thrilling one-woman play based on the book about the medical exploitation of an African-American woman, Henrietta Lacks — whose genes have been involved in many recent advances in fighting disease. It will run at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop in Port of Spain from 17 to 19 April. Read more about the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot here.

Our festival programme includes two events in partnership with the crime-writing festival Bloody Scotland and the British Council: a one-day workshop on the fundamentals of crime writing, and Bloody Friday, a discussion about how writing from various genres helps us understand crime and violence.

And after the festival, four young people from Trinidad and Tobago who are being groomed now at the Ken Gordon School of Journalism will take off for the youth journalism conference Future News in Glasgow, in the lead- up to the Commonwealth Games in July.

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