Derek Bardowell

No Win Race – A Story of Belonging, Britishness and Sport

Date: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Venue: Church on the Green
Time: 2pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT £10 (Students £8)

Sport is not generally watched for its politics, yet what happens on the field of play often reflects the problems in our society. The former journalist and Director of Education at the Stephen Lawrence Trust, looks at the period between the Brixton riots and Brexit for an honest insight into UK race relations.

Whilst things are better than in the eighties, when black footballers emerged from the dressing room to find bananas being hurled from the stands, and racially motivated attacks and police harassment were the norm, prejudice and abuse remain – often in front of our eyes, often without us being aware.

Can the same be said of British society: do we continue to be divided by and in denial of racism?

Derek Bardowell takes a personal exploration of the complexities and biases implicit in being black in Britain, through the prism of sport.

Talking to Tim Hubbard

Derek Bardowell, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
No Win Race, Derek Bardowell, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival