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Back in the Day – Leroy Cooper

Venue Bluecoat
Admission £3/£6
Start Time 18:30
End Time 20:00

Join Writing on the Wall for Black History Month as Leroy Cooper talks us through his book, ‘Back In The Day Vol. 1’. The book is a rare and fascinating selection of photographs from the Liverpool 8 community taken between 1981 and 2018.

Cooper understands the power of art to transform. Through street art, poetry, photography, painting and music Leroy’s personal experience has become his legacy.

Following his arrest in Liverpool 8 in 1981, his name has been inextricably linked with the Toxteth riots, an ironic infamy considering his lack of involvement. He wasn’t there.

Leroy made a conscious decision to channel this negative experience into something positive. The photographs are poignant and captivating, showing his empathy reflected in the candour of the shots.


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