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Talk Care & Destruction Of A Childhood - Lemn Sissay

Care & Destruction Of A Childhood - Lemn Sissay

The Sick Of The Fringe

Key facts

Genre: Talk with live subtitling

Author: Lemn Sissay


In Care & Destruction of a Childhood, Lemn discusses the care system, drawing on his own childhood and recent Channel 4 documentary Super Kids: Breaking Away From Care, where he helps young people in the care of their council to express their experiences through poetry.

Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and occasional broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was awarded an MBE for services to literature by The Queen of England. He is the Chancellor of The University of Manchester and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe. Google ‘Lemn Sissay’ and all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one Lemn Sissay in the world.

This event will be live subtitled by Stagetext.


Event details

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 12:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Wellcome Collection
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council