Eastenders actor presents memoirs

Pic: Corinne Skinner Carter

Former Eastenders actor Corinne Skinner Carter will present her memoirs in Croydon this Saturday as part of Black History Month celebrations.

Corinne, who most will know as bossy B&B landlady Audrey Trueman from Eastenders will present and sign copies of her new book, Why Not Me? From Trinidad to Albert Square via Empire Road, at Croydon Central Library.

The actor appeared in BBC’s TV series Empire Road in the 1970s, the first black soap on British TV. Her credits also include Cleopatra, Live and Let Die, Pressure and Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren.

Cllr Tim Pollard, cabinet member for children, families and learning told EastLondonLines: “It’s always good to have celebrities talking about their books in the library – it attracts new people who might have forgotten what a wide range of services we have on offer here.

“As well as being entertaining, Corinne is also inspirational and had a very real part in the move to introduce more people from a wider range of ethnic backgrounds into mainstream British television.”

Councillor Vidhi Mohan, cabinet member for communities and economic development described Corrine’s life as “facinating”.

She said: “This is a great opportunity for people to meet her in person and hear her talk about her new book.

“We’re delighted that she has chosen to come here during Black History Month to help Croydon celebrate the huge diversity of our borough as we look back at the heritage of a large part of our local community.”

If you wish to attend the free event you will need to be at Croydon Central Library on Saturday 27 October between 2.15 and 3.45pm.

The event is free but organisers have warned that booking essential. Click here to book a place.

For details about other Black History Month events click here.

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