The Anglo-Danish Society

Visit to Queens House in Greenwich - 30 October


The Anglo-Finnish Society would like to invite members of the Anglo-Danish Society to attend our next event, details below, as there is a Danish connection to Queen's House Greenwich, as it was commissioned by Queen Anne, born Princess of Denmark, the wife of King James VI and I.

Visit to Queen's House, Greenwich, with focus on sculpture of Olaudah Equiano - Monday, 30 October 2023 at 2 p.m. for 2.30 p.m. at Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF.

To celebrate Black History Month this year, a visit has been organised to Queen's House, Greenwich, with a focus on the sculpture of Olaudah Equiano, the writer, freedman, and abolitionist.

Sculptor Christy Symington MRSS will be talking to us about the sculpture, why and how she made it and the storytelling elements that can be found on it, like the back of the shoulders reflecting the African continent, the direct replication of the Brooks slave ship diagram and a detail of a female figure from the diagram. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

We will also be told about the life of Olaudah Equiano and there will be a guided tour of Queen's House.

There is also a Nordic connection with Queen's House Greenwich, as it was built for Queen Anne, born Princess of Denmark, the wife of King James VI and I.

Olaudah Equiano was known during most of his life as Gustavus Vassa, named after Gustav Vasa, who was elected King of Sweden (and Finland) 500 years ago, this year, hence the Nordic connection, inspiring us to discover more about Olaudah Equiano, as the last but not least of our 500th anniversary events this year.

This event is organised by the Anglo-Finnish Society jointly with the Anglo-Swedish Society.

Members and guests are welcome!

Cost: £14.00 per person.

If you wish to attend, please email  and either make a payment direct to the Society's account at Barclays (sort code 20-84-20 account number 50104299) or send a cheque (payable to 'Anglo-Finnish Society' and sent to me at  A. de Ruano, Flat 2, 52 Hormead Road, London W9 3NQ). Please give your surname followed by 3010 as the payment reference. DEALINE FOR SIGNING UP: 26 OCTOBER!

Photos by Maarten de Louw and Jack on Unsplash!

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