Gary Younge

All ages


Due to circumstances beyond the organisers' control tonight's event has been postponed- All customers will be contacted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 


Join award-winning author, broadcaster and former US correspondent, columnist and editor-at-large at The Guardian, Gary Younge at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth to hear him speak about his recent book, Dispatches from the Diaspora.


Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter

For the last three decades Gary Younge has had a ringside seat during the biggest events and with the most significant personalities to impact the black diaspora: accompanying Nelson Mandela on his first election campaign, joining revellers on the southside of Chicago during Obama’s victory, entering New Orleans days after hurricane Katrina or interviewing Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Maya Angelou and Stormzy.

Gary has witnessed how much change is possible, the power of systems to thwart those aspirations, and compels you to ‘imagine a world in which you might thrive, for which there is no evidence. And then fight for it.'

This event is hosted by Zebra Collective.

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Audience guidance / trigger warnings / safe space
Age Guidance: suitable for ages 18+
Emotional / trigger warnings: TBC
Health warnings: none expected
Barbican Theatre and venues we make use of of are a safe space - safe to be who you are, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender, identity, or sexual orientation.
£7. (inclusive of any booking fees and charges)
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Venue Info & Seating
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps.
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Seats B5 & B7 are wheelchair accessible, if you require these seats please add 'access member' (here) to your account and you will have access to these. Please let us know of any access requirements you may have, including whether you would like the seat removed.
Both rows A & B are level access
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