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Oldham Central Library
Greaves Street
OLDHAM
Lancashire
OL1 1AL

T: 01617708000

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Live@thelibrary - Oreo  at Oldham Library

£5 Wednesday 20 October, 7pm,

Black History Month

Oreo by Tania Camara

Micro-aggressions used to disempower a black person deemed to be ‘acting white’. Donning a camouflage of Oreo-filling, Tania explores the masks we wear to put our heads above the parapet in a climate of systemic racism. A semi-autobiographical solo about being a successfully educated black woman within western society, Oreo interrogates racial micro-aggressions and their effect on mental health within private and public personas — focusing on public figures such as British MP Diane Abbott + Portuguese politician Joacine Katar Moreira.

Exploring the racial term ‘Oreo’ in relation to experiences of episodic racism within higher education and employment, Tania challenges the notion of whitening her physical and phenomenal self to achieve success in society.

Oreo is an hour-long live art / theatre show developed from and inspired by difficult conversations and the complexities of what it means to black in Great Britain. As a black EU national living in the UK, Camara uses Oreo to investigate the mechanisms of survival black women use to protect themselves and endure the current hostile times.

Please note we will be following OMBC's latest guidelines to make this event Covid-secure for everyone. For more information, please visit https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus:

Road Directions

Free town centre parking : You can park for free for up to 3 hours on all Council owned town centre car parks (listed below) every Saturday and Sunday. To qualify for this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you are intending to stay.

Council owned town centre car parks: Civic Centre, Waterloo Street, Southgate Street, Bow Street, Bradshaw Street, Rock Street, Tommyfield (No Return Within 3 Hours) and New Radcliffe Street

What to do:

To take advantage of this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you intend to stay. The ticket must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before you leave the car park. If you want to park for longer than 3 hours you must pay at the pay and display machine for the entire length of your stay. You can also park for up to 30 minutes on-street, seven days a week when you take a ticket from the pay and display machine.

Public Transport Directions

The Metrolink route through the heart of Oldham drops you just two minutes from our door. Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library provide a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages within Oldham and the surrounding area. From Oldham Central stop head towards Sainsbury’s car park and almost immediately you’ll see the building. Trams operate at least every 12 minutes in both directions. For more details visit www.metrolink.co.uk or follow @MCRMetrolink

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