Arts & Culture

Body & Soul’s 23rd Birthday – Celebrating the Lost Birthdays with Lemn Sissay

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm | 28 November 2019

An Exclusive performance from Lemn Sissay MBE, Sunday Times BestsellerPEN Pinter prize winner and Poet Laureate.

Lemn Sissay is an award winning writer, poet, performer playwright, artist 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 the Botanic Gardens of Singapore to literature festivals in Sri Lanka. 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 poet of the FA Cup. He is Poet Laureate of Canterbury. Title of talk: ‘What does the boy who had no love know about love!?’

Other performers on the night:

Marjorie Diamond – recently appeared in two National Theatre productions as a lead actress and is a well known spoken word artist performing as a headline act around many London venues and most recently at ‘Love Vs Trauma’ at the Barbican alongside Emeli Sandé and Lemn Sissay.

Malunga – East London native Malunga first burst on the scene as a teenager in 2015. Her debut EP, Exhibit A, was met with rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Having performed as The Roundhouse’s Resident Artist and The National Theatre, she then went on to release ‘Whisper In The Dark’, which caught the ears of Toddla T on BBC Radio 1.

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