Hannah Catherine Jones (aka Foxy Moron) will present a new work Owed to Black Roses, the title of which plays on the historical concept of the War of the Roses and Barrington Levy’s 1983 song Black Roses:
I've been travelin' all over this world, I've never seen no other black rose in no other garden, So you see my garden is so special, Black, black roses in my garden.
Using these references to roses as a point of departure, Owed to Black Roses is an exploration of diasporic people’s journey(s) and existence(s) in the north of England. Jones is researching and composing this new audio visual work in and around Lancaster and the wider north, instigating conversations with northern diasporic peoples encountered during the development period.
“I am searching for pathways to Northern diasporic groups, of the past, in the present, and in the hope that it will help other others consolidate their links, both in the present and the future. Owed to Black Roses seeks to amplify the joy in moments of togetherness in diasporic connectivity.”