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This is Lemn Sissay’s life story; a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.
Sissay reflects on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so explores the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.
Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely performance is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.
Energetically performed, Lemn's work fuses the lyrical and the polemical with upbeat humour and forthright seriousness. He has published many books including The Emperor's Watchmaker, his first for children, and worked with artists and musicians including Leftfield, whose top 10 album Leftism includes Lemn's 21st Century Poem. 'His name is magic in poetry circles. His poems are songs of the street'. (The Independent)
See Lemn Sissay tour dates
- Playhouse Square
- Quarry Hill
- LS2 7UP