Tré Ventour

Writer-Poet, Educator (Race & Neuro(dis)ability), Public Historian of Black British History

Work

Tré has worked with a number of organisations, including schools, universities and prisons.

To date, one of his most memorable experiences, is working with Now & Then Theatre in Buckingham. With this theatre company, they curated and presented a piece of physical theatre to tell the story of Walter Tull. He worked on this project for nearly a year.

Contact

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How I can help you

My Story

Tré Ventour is an artist-academic and an advocate for multidisciplinary approaches to education and research. With interests in the Black histories of Britain that decentre city-centric narratives that so dominate popular media, lots of his thinking also threads through various disciplines in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences – including history, sociology, film and television studies, and English literature. Tré is also a spoken word poet having read nationally and internationally, with much of his recent work revolving around autism and dyspraxia while Black.

His research interests include but are not limited to Black West Indians in provincial Britain and race/whiteness in historical period dramas. With focuses on white supremacy and racism within society’s institutions now and historically, he also works as an Associate Lecturer in Criminology at a university. Concurrently, he conducts educational sessions about neurodivergent (dis)abilities, race, and Black history for public/private sector and community groups. His intrigue in present-day inequalities stem from history, and how issues that are presented as ‘new’ or ‘forgotten’ have historical precedent.

His recent work includes a paper ‘No More Black Messiahs’ uses the story of Walter Tull as a vessel to explore whiteness in Black excellence. Also, his journal article ‘National Trust in Jane Austen’s Empire of Sugar’ on allowed him to combine his passions for literature with media and sociology, looking at how colonialism’s links to regency houses should be vital in reading Jane Austen’s work.

Presently, Tré is working on a local history project with community group NorFAMtoN documenting the stories of Northamptonshire’s Windrush Generation. In the not-too-distant future, Tré aims to do a PhD in History.

If you are interested in Tré coming to your institution or community group, get in touch via the contact form.

Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022

Bedford College
Keynote Lecture on Black Soldiers during the First World War
Northampton High School
Spoken Word Poetry: Race, Empire and Black Lives Matter
University of Leicester
Lecture + Q&A: Race, Whiteness and Bridgerton
Royal & Derngate
Commissioned Poem on Black Mental Health
NorFAMtoN
Windrush Doorstep Scheme
Intermission Youth Theatre
Three-Part Lecture Series on Race and Black Lives Matter
Northampton Rights & Equality Council + Northampton Autism Champion Network
Lecture + Q&A: 'Black Autistics Matter: On Race, Representation and History'
Race Reflections
Neurodivergent while Black: Pronged by the Academy (Whiteness in Academia Conference)

Race + Neuro(dis)ability Talks & Workshops

Black History Speaks