On Friday 12 February, Church Street Library was proud to host a talk and slide show presented by author Marcia Robinson. Robinson’s book Sledge: the Soul of Notting Hill documents the life of her father, a pioneering Rastafarian man and much loved figure in the Notting Hill community.
In the 1970s, Sledge helped set up the first Ethiopian Orthodox Church in London for Rastafarians, called Local 33, in Denbigh Road, Notting Hill.
A talented bongo player, Sledge collaborated with Bob Marley, reggae group Aswad, and Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. He also modelled for GQ magazine and worked with fashion designers Ozwald Boateng and Evisu.
This was a fascinating talk which was very warmly received by the audience. If you missed it, there is another chance to hear Marcia Robinson speak on Saturday 5 March, 2.30pm at North Kensington Library. Book your free place at any RBKC library or via Eventbrite.