Musical Flying Squad
On the right is the poster from our first production: "Jellicoe" The Musical at The Shaw Theatre, London, in October 2003
This production toured 25 Camden schools during Refugee Week and Black History Month, 2004, and was rated by teachers as 'an absolute success... Music and movement really captured pupils' imagination' (Refugee Education Team Survey).
The multi-cultural cast portrays students answering the question: "What does being British mean?"
His surgery in West Euston was fire-bombed because he a leader of the anti-apartheid movement.
Community Involvement: We have a professional core of performer/tutors, and use our work to stimulate community involvement in writing and performing. And we are always grateful for help. If you would like to be involved, onstage or backstage, please contact Rob Inglis, Artistic Director, Jellicoe-Neville Performing Arts
Beryl Gilroy survived widespread racism in the 1950s to become Head of Beckford Primary, West Hampstead. A successful novelist, she wrote stories for her students based on their own lives, and believed in literature that could "heal".
"White" pupils are intrigued by Beryl Gilroy, their first Black teacher: "Miss, can I touch your hair? Cor, ain't it soft!"