My Name is Why: In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

Friday 2 July 2021

7:00 pm : Main stage/ Seated

14+ (Under 16's must be with an adult)

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General admission: £17.50 + booking fee

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*Please note this event has been rescheduled from October 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.*

My Name is Why : In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his Sunday Times Bestselling Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring 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 event is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

Read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

 

There will be drinks and a small selection of snacks available at the bar throughout the evening
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at access@metronome.uk.com.

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My Name is Why: In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

*Please note this event has been rescheduled from October 2020 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.*

My Name is Why : In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his Sunday Times Bestselling Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring 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 event is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

Read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

 

There will be drinks and a small selection of snacks available at the bar throughout the evening
Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.
Standing gigs offer accessibility for disabled patrons in our mezzanine. We will always do our best to accommodate individual requirements, and other viewing options may be available at standing gigs following a risk assessment of the event.

Please click here for full accessibility information.

If you have any particular requirements or queries, please email us ahead of the event at access@metronome.uk.com.

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