Nottingham Poetry Festival Presents: Lemn Sissay

Friday 13 November 2020

7:00 pm : Main stage/ Seated

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

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General admission: £20.00
Live stream: £5.50

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Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright, artist performer and broadcaster. He has read on stage throughout the world: from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa, from Singapore to Sri Lanka, Bangalore to Dubai, from Bali to Greenland and Wigan library. His memoir ‘My Name Is Why’ is published by Canongate Books 2019. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and wrote the official poem for the FA Cup. If you Google the name “Lemn Sissay” all the returning hits will be about him. There’s only one person in the world named Lemn Sissay.

Bafta nominated International prize winning writer Lemn Sissay was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England, The Pen Pinter Prize and a Points of Light Award from The Prime Minister. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester, The University of Kent and The University of Brunel. He won a Bikila award with the Ethiopian music legend Teddy Afro. His 2017 radio two-parter “Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming” was nominated for a Palm D’Or. Amongst other awards are a NESTA new radical award, and a RIMA award for his play ‘Something Dark’.

Please do not mix with other households or support bubbles, and read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.

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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Nottingham Poetry Festival Presents: Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay is a poet, playwright, artist performer and broadcaster. He has read on stage throughout the world: from The Library of Congress in The United States to The University of Addis Ababa, from Singapore to Sri Lanka, Bangalore to Dubai, from Bali to Greenland and Wigan library. His memoir ‘My Name Is Why’ is published by Canongate Books 2019. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and wrote the official poem for the FA Cup. If you Google the name “Lemn Sissay” all the returning hits will be about him. There’s only one person in the world named Lemn Sissay.

Bafta nominated International prize winning writer Lemn Sissay was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England, The Pen Pinter Prize and a Points of Light Award from The Prime Minister. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from The University of Huddersfield, The University of Manchester, The University of Kent and The University of Brunel. He won a Bikila award with the Ethiopian music legend Teddy Afro. His 2017 radio two-parter “Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming” was nominated for a Palm D’Or. Amongst other awards are a NESTA new radical award, and a RIMA award for his play ‘Something Dark’.

Please do not mix with other households or support bubbles, and read about how we’re guarding against Covid-19 at our events here.

Seated gigs offer disabled access within the first three rows inside the venue.

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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