The Long Song Goodbye

  • Project: The Long Song Goodbye
  • Artist/Company: Inua Ellams

Fuel presents
Inua Ellams’
The Long Song Goodbye

As part of LIFT’s After a War weekender curated by Tim Etchells, Inua Ellams uses his distinctive lyrical style to recall the untold stories of African soldiers bought to Europe brought by their European colonisers to fight in the Great War.

Inua is one of 25 international artists and companies to explore the impact and legacy of the First World War alongside contemporary issues of war and peace. The programme culminates in this three-day weekender at Battersea Arts Centre — a potent venue which, from 1916 onwards, housed the trials of many of London’s conscientious objectors.


Part of LIFT 2014. Commissioned by LIFT and 14-18 NOW.

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