Speak to me, Speke Hall

This experience was developed with artist Peter Kalu as part of his work on the Colonial Countryside.

Dramatist Peter Kalu and singer-songwriter Naomi Kalu provide an artistic response to Speke Hall’s relationship with the slave trade. Peter’s photo-dramas recall Joseph Johnson, an 18th century street artist and milliner. Naomi performs an original ballad recalling the deeds of Richard Watt. He bought Speke Hall with income derived from slavery.

Steps: go to the PopupView app on your phone, open it, select the Speak to me, Speke Hall campaign and point your phone at the images below to hear each verse of the ballad.

Photos taken by Gbenga Afolabi

Lyrics by Pete Kalu

Song by Naomi Kalu