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How Great Thou Art at The Tabernacle

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'Documenting 50 years of Caribbean funerals in London' Photographs by Charlie Phillips. Charlie Phillips is an acclaimed 74 year old West Indian photographer, whose moving and often beautiful images, dating from 1962 to the present, where the bereaved are seen to face the mystery of the end of life in stush black suits, spidery hat veils, Rastafari head-ties, spiffy trilbies and strictly-come-dancehall white socks. From Brixton to Kensal Rise, Tooting and beyond, death is celebrated as a release from earthly cares as well as an occasion for social display.' This is a rare showing of this great documentary work. 'Charlie Phillips, a Jamaican-born photographer, has spent over half a century shooting Nine Night and other African Caribbean rites in his adopted London. How Great Thou Art, a socially important document, reveals the British West Indian experience of death in all its pathos, occasional comedy and life-affirming sense of the funeral as essentially a fun-for-all. Also acompanying the exhibition 'How Great thou Art' will be discussed via a Q&A with slides: Charlie Phillips Q&A with Alex Pascall O.B.E, 3pm, Sunday 5th Nov. The Tabernacle, polis Sq. W11 2AY. Free admission.

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The Tabernacle

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Powis Square
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W11 2AY
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