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‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’ – Performance by Tayo Aluko

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Lincoln’s Inn would like to invite members and guests to ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’, a one-man performance about Tunji Sowande.


Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Performance start time: 7 pm
Duration: 85 mins, no intermission.

Dress Code:  No Dress code


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn would like to invite its members and guests to ‘Just an Ordinary Lawyer’, a one-man performance about the first Black head of Chambers, Tunji Sowande.

Arriving in London from Nigeria in 1945, Sowande studied law and pursued his interest in music. He rose to become a well-respected barrister and the first (part-time) Black Judge in Britain.

He was an active solo concert performer as a baritone singer, giving concerts for charities and to entertain residents of old people’s homes. On top of it all, he was a great lover of sports, particularly cricket, proudly becoming a member of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), known as “the home of cricket.”

Sowande muses on Imperialism, Colonialism and Black people’s struggles for freedom, justice and human rights, in Africa and the diaspora, from the point of view of one who would rather just be a good lawyer, watch sports, and spread love and peace through the medium of song.

Lincoln’s Inn is proud to be hosting the story of this legal pioneer, and look forward to welcoming its members to this very special evening.

“Tayo Aluko’s tribute to Tunji Sowande mixes politics, music and cricket for a tuneful portrait of a legal pioneer” Michael Billington, 4/5 Stars, the Guardian

Bookings: Please book via Eventbrite

If you require an accessible seat, please contact the Member Engagement Team directly

This event is not a qualifying session