Lemn SissayPart of the Eclectic Clusters programme
Lemn Sissay, award-winning poet, playwright and broadcaster, is lighting up The Weston Studio for one night only this April.
He has read poetry everywhere from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa, from the Botanic Gardens of Singapore to the sonorous shores of Sri Lanka, from Wembley Football Stadium to Maryland Football Stadium, from the theatres of Bangalore to the theatres of Dubai, from a literature festival in Bali to a bar stage in Greenland AND Wigan library.
He was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England. He is Chancellor of The University of Manchester and an Honorary Doctor from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester and The University of Kent. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and he was the official poet of the FA Cup 2015. In 2018 he was made Poet Laureate of Canterbury.
Part of the Eclectic Clusters programme
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A mesmerising sermon of performance poetry
The Arts Desk on Lemn Sissay at Brighton Festival