Shamrocks and Sugar

keep up to date


This heritage/performance project looks at the history of the Irish and Africans in the Caribbean. In the mid-late 17th Century many dispossessed Irish people were forced sent to work as on sugar plantations alongside captured African people in the islands of the Caribbean by Oliver Cromwell. They were sent mainly to Barbados and Monserrat where they established mixed-heritage communities. 

This project explores the history through research, song and performance. 

Activities will include exploring research materials, watching documentaries, explore gaelic songs & negro spirituals, creating performance pieces and preparing performance pieces for a final musical presentation.


10 NOVEMBER 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
17 NOVEMBER 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
24 NOVEMBER 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
1 DECEMBER 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
8 DECEMBER 2018 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM



Wembley Park is easy to reach from central London with three tube lines and an overland line. The Jubilee Line offers access to Bond Street in 19 minutes from Wembley Park Station. The Metropolitan Line has fewer stops to reach Wembley Park Station, and many people swap onto it at Baker Street or Finchley Road. The journey time from Baker Street to Wembley Park Station is 12 minutes. The Bakerloo Underground Line is accessed from Wembley Central Station, offering access to Paddington, Charing Cross and Waterloo. The London Overground Line also runs from Wembley Central Station and gets you to Clapham Junction in 22 minutes.


Wembley Park has over 3,000 secure car parking spaces. Wembley Park’s official marshalled car parks are all close to Wembley Park’s iconic venues. The nearest car park to the SSE Arena Wembley is the Gold Car park