Institute for the Study of Slavery

Blood Sugar film nominated for award


We are pleased to announce that a film entitled ‘Blood Sugar’ made earlier this year with the Slave Trade Legacies group about Newstead Abbey's slavery connections, has been nominated for the AHRC Research Film Awards. The film is based on a poem by Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard, made in partnership with Nottingham University, and produced by Shawn Naphtali Sobers. The ceremony will be held in November in London, with a special screening at Broadway in Nottingham to celebrate.

The project is coordinated by Lisa Robinson, Helen Bates and Dr Susanne Seymour (Deputy Director ISOS). Well done, Susanne!

You can see the video here

Blood Sugar: the slavery history of Newstead Abbey

Location: Broadway Cinema Nottingham, Screen 4

Date(s): Saturday 24 November 2018 (10:00-12:00)

A co-produced film on the slavery history of Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

Screening and discussion hosted by the Slave Trade Legacies group, Bright Ideas Nottingham and University of Nottingham

The film was supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant, Practising Reparative Histories in Rural Heritage Sites, Nottingham City Council, Arts Council England and The Wolfson Foundation. It has been shortlisted for the AHRC Research in Film Awards 2018 in the People on the Move category.

This film showing was also supported by the Institute for the Study of Slavery, the School of Geography and the Head of Volunteering, University of Nottingham.

 Veronica accepting award

Veronica receiving the award for volunteering on behalf of the Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies Family from Rachel Green of the University of Nottingham Campaign and Alumni Relations Office

Cropped group outside

The Nottingham Slave Trade Legacies Group celebrate receiving their award for volunteering

Susanne and Lisa Bafta

Dr Susanne Seymour (our Deputy Director) and Lisa of Bright Ideas Nottingham celebrating their award

Ravelle Poet

Ravelle-Sade reading her fantastic poem ‘I am Queen’ 

Helen and Lisa

Long-term friends Helen Bates (University of Nottingham) and Lisa (Bright Ideas Nottingham) discussing the project with the volunteers


Posted on Monday 5th November 2018

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