Raising Lazarus
Past Event
Spoken Word

Raising Lazarus

Mon 6 Feb 2017

Raising Lazarus charts the true story of Kat Francois’ relative, Private Lazarus Francois, from the Caribbean island of Grenada, who joined the British West Indies Regiment in 1915 to fight for Britain during the First World War.

Francois weaves a story of how she discovered she was connected to a part of British history that she previously assumed had no relevance to her, whilst exposing a small part of the journey undertaken by thousands of Caribbean soldiers who volunteered for King and Country.

Poetry slam champion Kat Francois is a regular performer on BBC Radio and London’s poetry scene. Championed by Guest Director Kate Tempest, don't miss this untold story from a consummate wordsmith and performer.

Read a review of Raising Lazarus in Disability Arts Online

Read our Festival Hot Seat interview with Kat Francois