Screening of The Meaning of Zong and Panel Discussion

Tue Oct 11 2022 at 06:00 pm to 09:40 pm

Bristol Old Vic | Bristol

BSWN: Black South West Network
Publisher/HostBSWN: Black South West Network
Screening of The Meaning of Zong and Panel Discussion
Join us at the Bristol Old Vic to watch The Meaning of Zong and a panel discussion facilitated by Rob Mitchell, Creative Media Producer!
About this Event


Join us at the Bristol Old Vic to watch The Meaning of Zong and a panel discussion!

centres on a court case and the panel discussion will explore the parallels between the events onboard the Zong and more contemporary events, such as the scandal surrounding Windrush and the impacts of this and the law on cultural heritage.

Who will we hear from?

Our Facilitator Rob Mitchell is a Creative Media Producer who studied Drama in Bristol then used media mainly as a tool for engaging people and Communities, often with the aims of learning and civic participation. He is Co-founder of Firstborn Creatives with Shawn Sobers and former of director Black Pyramid Film and Video Project, a lot of his work has looked at issues of representation, history and belonging.


Rajesh Chada - Head of the Criminal Defence and Financial Crime and Regulatory teams at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors and former leader of Camden Council. One of the country’s leading criminal lawyers.

Desmond Brown - Founder of Growing Futures, a project based in Hillfields, Bristol and Independent Chair of the Avon and Somerset Lammy Review Group and Vice Chair of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Scrutiny of Police Powers Panel.

Miranda Grell - Miranda’s academic and professional background in the Employment and Industrial Relations’ field naturally led her to begin building a practice in Employment and Discrimination Law.

Kunle Olulode - Director of Voice for Change, a national advocate for the Black and Minoritised VCSE sector. With extensive Project Management experience in public, private sector social policy, diversity & regeneration, research, and events organisation.

What else do I need to know?

The main entrance is at the street level of King Street and is fully wheelchair accessible with automatic doors to facilitate comfortable access. Their Foyer, 1766 Bar & Kitchen, and Box Office are all fully wheelchair accessible. There are parking spaces around the corner on Queen Charlotte Street for Blue Badge holders.

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Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, United Kingdom


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