Human Cargo

Join us for a powerful evening mixing the spoken word with folk music telling historic tales of hardship, slavery and transportation; echoing modern trafficking and emigration issues.

  • Booking essential

Join Matthew Crampton, storyteller, writer and singer as he tells true tales of emigration, slavery and transportation. He’ll weave in Suffolk stories as he gives voice to those taken in distress across the seas - including Lavenham’s Ann Baker and Mendham’s Henry Kable, two youngsters exiled cruelly to New South Wales. ‘A compelling storyteller’ (five stars, The Guardian), Matthew will draw on his book Human Cargo – and sing some folksongs too.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491895
Limited places- early booking recommended
Suitability
Not suitable for children
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The performance will be in the main hall of the Guildhall
Accessibility
Assistance dogs are welcome, wheelchair ramp into main hall available

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
13 September 2019 19:30 - 21:15 Available
14 September 2019 19:30 - 21:15 Available

Upcoming events

Music for the Wool Merchants

Sun 21 Jul 2019
15:00-16:30
London-based ensemble Musica Antica Rotherhithe perform music written during the time of Lavenham's greatest prosperity. Featuring chansons written in other centres of the European wool trade by Gilles Binchois, Clement Janequin and Josquin Des...

Spinning Demonstrations

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Visit Lavenham Guildhall on one of our spinning days and see our wonderful volunteers in action; demonstrating the traditional art of spinning wool into the yarn we see and recognise today.

Discover Lavenham's Secrets

Sat 10 Aug 2019
10:30-13:00
Join us for a short talk about the Guildhall over coffee and pastries before enjoying a guided walk around historic Lavenham uncover secrets and hidden tales.

Big Spinning Day

Mon 19 Aug 2019
10:30-16:30
Lavenham was once famous for spinning wool, seeing Lavenham boom in the late 15th Century through wealth from the wool trade. Join us for a special day of demonstrations.

Human Cargo

Fri 13 Sep 2019
19:30-21:15
Join us for a powerful evening mixing the spoken word with folk music telling historic tales of hardship, slavery and transportation; echoing modern trafficking and emigration issues.