Interesting article charting His Majesty’s years in exile, written by Jah Rebel in Belgium. Give thanks for this Works.
Pouring Libation at the start of a visit to Fairfield House, and asking the Elder for permission to speak and for the event to proceed. An African tradition.
BBQ for the Elders and neighbours, and visit from London’s Galaxy Radio family – 21.7.12.
Photographs and editing by Stylee. Give thanks.
[This slide show has audio. Brother Bob Marley for your Blessed listening pleasure. ♥]
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
The plaque outside of Fairfield House reads;
“During the years 1936-41 of exile from his beloved country Ethiopia, occupied by forces of aggression. His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie 1 Emperor of Ethiopia resided in Bath in this villa. In memory of his residence and courteous hospitality of the the people of Bath his Imperial Majesty has donated Fairfield villa to the corporation of Bath to serve as a home for the aged. May 1958”
Listings information from the Little Theatre, Bath, for a forthcoming fundraising event.
6th August, 8.30pm, £8
Documentary presented by Benjamin Zephaniah, charting the extraordinary time Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I spent living in the city of Bath, 1936 – 1941. Featuring interviews with Bath residents who met him, worked for him and who hold the Emperor in high regard today, the film covers the special place Bath had in the heart of the Emperor and examines his legacy, including Fairfield House, the residence he left as a gift for the city.
The screening will have a special resonance at the Little, where it will be showing in the very same auditorium in which Haile Selassie used to watch newsreels.
We are very honoured to have with us the director Shawn Sobers, who will take questions from the audience after the film.
Showing in aid of the trust that runs Fairfield House, the home of BEMSCA (Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association).
Book tickets in advance at http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/The_Little/film/Footsteps_Of_The_Emperor/
State visit to Bath to receive the Freedom of the City.