Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network

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2012 saw the 100th Anniversary of the death of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Britain's Black composer, most famous for his work Hiawatha. The network was established in Dceember 2009 for people involved in researching Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's life, playing his music, organising events, commemorating his achievements, and wanting to see a major commemoration of his life in 2012. The Network  provide a method of communication for sharing information and help to encourage partnership working between different people involved. It supported the 2012 Festival organised by Joanthan Butcher of Surrey Opera. It encouraged the development of events and media coverage across the country in 2012. The Network produces a regular newsletter which is posted on its website. In continues to promote interest in the composer. Founder members were Jeff Green, the composer's biographer, Fred Scott, a Croydon piano teacher and Sean Creighton in his capacity as  historian of the history of Black Britain. A booklet on the composer by Jeff Green was published by Histiry & Social Action Publications in 2012.

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