Enter the world of Blood and Gold, and let performance storyteller Mara Menzies take you on a journey of tragedy, wonder and magic. Listen and watch as she explores African ancestry through tales of slavery, cruelty and colonisation, unearthing pride, love and sacrifice along the way. Her book, Blood and Gold explores the themes of loss and oppression, while asking us to examine our own identities, attitudes, and humanity. Mara will be in conversation with author and story-teller Umi Sinha, whose novel Belonging covers similar themes set in India. Mara will discuss her novel and perform stories from the book in the atmospheric setting of St. Nicolas Church.