Life Before Thatcher
"Make Them Grovel"
The 1976 West Indies Cricket Tour
Date: Sunday 14th November
Venue: Bristol West Indies Cricket Club - Rose Green Centre, 65 Gordon Road, Whitehall, BS5 7DR.
The West Indies Cricket Tour to England in 1976 came at a time of mounting attacks and provocations on black communities both by fascist groups such as the National Front and by the institutionally racist police forces. The situation was inflamed by the comments of England Captain and native South African Tony Greig, who before the tour claimed "I intend to make them grovel", a comment which came amid the controversy about apartheid and sporting boycotts. Includes a showing of the BBC documentary Nation on Film - The 1976 West Indies cricket tour – on and off the field.