The Venus Papers: Stage Show and Exhibition Preview
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

The Venus Papers: Stage Show and Exhibition Preview

  • Attenborough Arts Centre

A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, migration and landscapes, written and performed by Lydia Towsey (Show: 1 hour) alongside a new exhibition of Scott Bridgwood’s figurative paintings (Gallery 3).  

Drinks, Blue Nun and nibbles provided

"One of the new, intriguing voices of her time." Jean 'Binta' Breeze, MBE

‘An assured touch and academic vigour - an ethereal quality” Dayle Flude, The Cank Street Gallery (on Scott Bridgwood)


Apples and Snakes at Forked! Plymouth
Jan
19
8:00 pm20:00

Apples and Snakes at Forked! Plymouth

  • Barbican Theatre (Bar)

Apples and Snakes present at Forked, a night of stand-up performance poetry and spoken word. Featuring Mark Gwynne Jones with Bill Jones, Sophia Walker and Stewart Taylor, hosted by Alexander Rhodes. Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm. Tickets: £7 door, £5 advance.

The Venus Papers: York
Nov
26
7:30 pm19:30

The Venus Papers: York

  • The Basement at City Screen York

A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys, written and performed by Lydia Towsey

What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time?

Experience tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, traveler, outsider - in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.

“Absolutely spectacular” Jo Ivie, Poet in the City

Lydia Towsey is a poet and performer who has been featured on the Spoken Word All Stars Tour, Decibel, Freedom Showcase and Beyond Words’ U.K. tour of South African poetry.  A former International Artist-In-Residence at Theatre Royal Stratford East, she has for the last six years been posing as an artist model, challenging notions of the ‘passive nude’.

The Venus Papers poetry collection is published by Burning Eye Books (2015). Show and Tour supported by City Screen York, Attenborough Arts and Writing East Midlands. Funded by Arts Council England.

Visit the tour website here  Twitter #VenusPapers

 

 

 

Literary Salon: Jean 'Binta' Breeze and Maggie Harris: Readings on The Verandah
Nov
16
4:30 pm16:30

Literary Salon: Jean 'Binta' Breeze and Maggie Harris: Readings on The Verandah

  • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE is a renowned Jamaican poet who marked her 60th birthday this year with a new poetry collection, The Verandah Poems. Having made Leicester her home for many years, she is Patron of mental health charity Soft Touch Arts and an honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester.  Maggie Harris is a Guyana-born poet and short story writer living in Wales. Her awards include two Guyana Prizes for Literature, most recently this year for her poetry collection Sixty Years and Loving, and a Commonwealth Short Story Prize. 

A partnership between Literary Leicester and Renaissance One as part of The Verandah Poems Tour, which is funded by Arts Council England.

‘The poet is examining, subtly, a more or less contented return to where her life began.’ Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica (on Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze)
Her poems dart like hummingbirds: vivid, precise, lyrical, playful and singing with a chorus of voices'  Maggie Butt (on Maggie Harris) 

Read more and book here.

Kerry Young and Hannah Lowe: In-Conversation at the Nottingham Festival of Literature
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Kerry Young and Hannah Lowe: In-Conversation at the Nottingham Festival of Literature

  • Crowne Plaza Nottingham

Kerry Young and Hannah Lowe read fiction and poems on memory, migration and the lives of the Caribbean-British diaspora. 

Young reads from her new novel Show Me A Mountain, part of a trilogy including Gloria and Costa Prize-shortlisted Pao, which searches out Jamaica’s multicultural history and the complexities of a country and its citizens in the search for independence. Lowe reads from her new poetry collection Chan, following her Forward Prize-shortlisted debut Chick, and exploring the experiences of her Jamaican father, his cousin the famed saxophonist Joe Harriot, and a ship full of dreamers sailing on the SS Ormond from Kingston to Liverpool in 1947. 

A partnership between Nottingham Festival of Literature and Renaissance One.

Read more and book here

Jean 'Binta' Breeze: The Verandah Poems at Leeds Beckett
Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Jean 'Binta' Breeze: The Verandah Poems at Leeds Beckett

  • Rose Bowl (Lecture Theatre B, Fourth Floor)

Leeds Beckett University and Renaissance One presents an evening with the internationally acclaimed poet Jean 'Binta' Breeze

Breeze reads from her poetry collection The Verandah Poems and has an in-conversation with writer and academic Dr Emily Zobell Marshall. With a career spanning over thirty years, Breeze’s words carry powerful political and personal messages, and audiences relate to and are inspired by her work. 'A major, perhaps even a great voice.

For stature, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze invites a Caribbean comparison with Maya Angelou, except that her range is broader still.’ The Herald
An Evening with Mark Gwynne Jones: at LIBRARY
Nov
9
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Mark Gwynne Jones: at LIBRARY

  • LIBRARY

LIBRARY, a new member's club and venue, is delighted to welcome acclaimed poet and performer Mark Gwynne Jones, well known for mind-altering poetry with an almost music hall edge.

Mark Gwynne Jones mixes humour and poignancy with great skill. Featured on BBC Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret and Radio 3’s Late Junction, his shows have won five festival fringe awards for Best Spoken Word.

Reviewing his collection Psychicbread, Vicki Holman declared it: ‘contagious, gritty and sometimes startlingly sensitive.’

‘Inspired… one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land…drawing the audience into a world where things are not quite what they seem’ The Guardian
‘Astonishing…you’ll love this show!’ The Daily Mail

Admission: free but book via LIBRARY

LIBRARY Members should RSVP and Non-Members can request a day pass

Read more here

The Verandah Poems: University of Kent
Nov
1
6:00 pm18:00

The Verandah Poems: University of Kent

  • Keynes College, University of Kent

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze presents readings from her new poetry collection The Verandah Poems at Keynes College, University of Kent.

Breeze marked her 60th birthday in 2016 with the publication of her new poetry collection The Verandah Poems (Bloodaxe). She is the author of eight books including On the Edge of An Island and Third World Girl. A recipient of an MBE in 2012 for her services to Poetry and often cited as a ‘one-woman festival’, her words carry powerful political and personal messages.

A partnership between the University of Kent and Renaissance One, part of The Verandah Poems England Tour funded by Arts Council England.

Read more here

Poets On The Verandah
Oct
29
7:30 pm19:30

Poets On The Verandah

  • Hansom Hall

Serendipity and Renaissance One presents 'Poets On The Verandah': Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Michael Brome.

Join two acclaimed poets on an idyllic Caribbean verandah setting, and join in the exchange of stories.  The internationally renowned Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE and Michael Brome join up for a special occasion of readings, performances and conversation.

Michael Brome is a poet and lyricist based in Leicester. He has been a winner of the Spoken Word Commission, a project initiated by Baroness Lola Young in collaboration with Renaissance One, resulting in a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Michael uses his writing and powerful performance to respond to changes in culture and society resulting in diverse commissions.  These include The Art of Philanthropy for Cultivate, Freedom Showcase, Tongue Fu, and an Architects of The Republic event with Apples and Snakes and Tilt which responded to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech.

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze marked her 60th birthday in 2016 with the publication of her new poetry collection ‘The Verandah Poems’ (Bloodaxe). She is the author of eight books including On the Edge of An Island and Third World Girl. A recipient of an MBE in 2012 for her services to Poetry and often cited as a ‘one-woman festival’, her words carry powerful political and personal messages.

Book a ticket and read more here

This event is part of The Verandah Poems England Tour funded by Arts Council England.

Jean 'Binta' Breeze at Bloomsbury Festival with Apples and Snakes
Oct
20
7:30 pm19:30

Jean 'Binta' Breeze at Bloomsbury Festival with Apples and Snakes

  • Bloomsbury Studio, Bloomsbury Theatre

Apples and Snakes at Bloomsbury Festival

A relaxed evening of performance poetry and live music, featuring top names from the spoken word scene alongside some of London’s most talented up-and-coming artists.  The night will be headlined by the powerful, political, and personal words of dub legend, Jean “Binta” Breeze, with a feature set from comedian, performer, and resident on-air expert in bereavement and mental health for BBC Radio 1’s Surgery, Jack Rooke. Plus the enriching 'street folk' sounds of music by Lester Clayton. Hosted by stand-up poet and presenter Laurie Bolger.

Read more and book here

The Venus Papers:Nottingham - A Poetry-Spoken Word Show
Oct
20
Oct 21

The Venus Papers:Nottingham - A Poetry-Spoken Word Show

  • Nottingham Writers Studio

The Venus Papers is a theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys developed, written and performed by Lydia Towsey. It explores the theme of 21st century women - every-woman, immigrant, traveler, outsider - in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.

It presents performances by local writers from  Mouthy Poets followed by the theatrical poetry show written and performed by Lydia Towsey.

The production team includes the Director Rachel Mars, Associate Director Nick Field, paintings and artwork by Scott Bridgwood, music by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt, curator Melanie Abrahams, design by Kate Unwin, choreography by Louise Katerega, photography by Ambrose Musiyiwa/CivicLeicester and produced by Renaissance One.

Tickets £5 full, £3 concessions and Mouthy Poets Participants  Book a ticket here

The Show is preceded by a Creative Writing Masterclass led by Lydia Towsey with contributions from Mouthy Poets.  Read more here.

The Venus Papers poetry collection is published by Burning Eye Books (2015).  The event is supported by Nottingham Writers Studio, Attenborough Arts and Writing East Midlands, and is funded by Arts Council England.

The Venus Papers: Nottingham - Creative Writing Masterclass 4pm to 6pm
Oct
20
4:00 pm16:00

The Venus Papers: Nottingham - Creative Writing Masterclass 4pm to 6pm

  • Nottingham Writers Studio

The Venus Papers is a theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys developed, written and performed by Lydia Towsey, and it offers a masterclass series that explores the theme of 21st century women, in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.

Creative Writing Masterclass 4pm – 6pm (upper level)

This masterclass offers insights on writing both for the page and for the stage, and developing a show for touring and widening your audiences.  Develop new material and fresh approaches to writing, from working with the body to passing the Bechtel test.  Explore what makes for a good performance; ways to develop your performance skills, resonate with an audience, and make a lasting impact.

The tutor, Lydia Towsey with guest contributions during the session from members of Mouthy Poets, collectively offer many years of experience in presenting their work, performing at festivals, and enticing audiences to see and appreciate performance in new ways in both large-scale and more intimate settings.  

Cost: Pay What You Feel, Free to Mouthy Poets members  Book a place here

The Masterclass is followed by the theatrically staged show written and performed by Lydia Towsey and directed by Rachel Mars and including live music performance by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt at 7.30pm.  Read about the show here.

The Venus Papers poetry collection is published by Burning Eye Books (2015).  The event is supported by Nottingham Writers Studio, Attenborough Arts and Writing East Midlands, and is funded by Arts Council England.

The Venus Papers: Kettering (Run Your Tongue)
Oct
15
8:00 pm20:00

The Venus Papers: Kettering (Run Your Tongue)

  • ‘Run Your Tongue’ at the Three Cocks Inn

A theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys

Written and performed by Lydia Towsey

What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time? 

Experience tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, traveler, outsider - in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.

“Absolutely spectacular” Jo Ivie, Poet in the City

Lydia Towsey is a poet and performer who has been featured on the Spoken Word All Stars Tour, Decibel and Beyond Words’ U.K. tour of South African poetry.  A former International Artist-In-Residence at Theatre Royal Stratford East, she has for the last six years been posing as an artist model, challenging notions of the ‘passive nude’.

Directed by Rachel Mars and Associate Director Nick Field, Paintings by Scott Bridgwood, Music by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt, Curation by Melanie Abrahams, Choreography by Louise Katerega, Design by Kate Unwin and Produced by Renaissance One

Show and Tour supported by Rob Reeves, Attenborough Arts and Writing East Midlands, and funded by Arts Council England.

Visit the Venus Papers website  Twitter #VenusPapers

 

Unspeakable Things Unspoken: Transatlantic Slavery - A Public Conversation - an Evening Showcase
Oct
12
7:30 pm19:30

Unspeakable Things Unspoken: Transatlantic Slavery - A Public Conversation - an Evening Showcase

  • Nottingham Contemporary

Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Panya Banjoko, Professor Alison Ward, Renaissance One, Michael Brome, Marcus Joseph

An evening of performance, conversation and music that will explore transatlantic slavery and its legacies through the work of renowned Jamaican poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and regional writers and musicians Michael Brome, Panya Banjoko and Marcus Joseph

Breeze is acclaimed for her inventive use of the dub artform, and her poetry gives voice to disenfranchised people as well as personal, social, political and historical issues, and the importance of linking the personal to the political. In this event, she considers the tangled relationship between gender, sexuality, class and race, with a particular focus on the experiences of Caribbean women, through a performance and an in-conversation with Abigail Ward (University of Nottingham).

Michael Brome and Marcus Joseph collaborate on a spoken word and music piece commissioned by literature curator Melanie Abrahams, and Panya Banjoko performs new and selected poems on the event's themes. The artists and curators all have Caribbean parentage (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad) and as an intrinsic part of the legacy of slavery and colonialism, imbue a broad range of ethnicities and perspectives.

Read about the daytime Conference and the evening Event here

This evening event has been co-curated by The Centre for Race and Rights (C3R) which was founded in 2013 with a focus on research and public engagement that challenges all forms of racism, discrimination and rights violation, and Renaissance One, a cultural activist organisation who have consistently pushed for greater diversity in the arts through production, artists representation, mentoring and initiatives, with a particular focus on the narratives of race and culture.

Future Planet: Sharon Millar at the London Literature Festival
Oct
11
7:45 pm19:45

Future Planet: Sharon Millar at the London Literature Festival

  • Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall

Sharon Millar is an award-winning Trinidadian short story writer whose debut, The Whale House, explores grief and decay in the human and natural world, and challenges us to question how different humans are from the animals they hunt.

Millar takes part in Future Planet, at which writers and experts explore our current age of living, and what may be around the corner.

What does the future hold for planet earth? With climate change looming, and human beings having an unprecedented impact on the natural world, will earth be radically different for future generations? And can we pioneer a path to a more sustainable future?

Also featured:

Gaia Vince is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author of Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made, which explores the epoch in which human activities have begun to have a profound impact on Earth's ecosystems.

Khairani Barokka is a writer, poet, and artist who was recognised in 2014 by the United Nations Population Fund as one of Indonesia's 'Inspirational Young Leaders Driving Social Change'. She is the author of Indigenous Species, a contemporary feminist take on a Heart of Darkness-esque tale.

Read more and book here

Sharon Millar and Hannah Lowe at Ilkley Literature Festival
Oct
9
4:45 pm16:45

Sharon Millar and Hannah Lowe at Ilkley Literature Festival

  • St Margarets Hall

Sharon Millar and Hannah Lowe read short stories and poems covering multiple themes of race, gender and the contemporary Caribbean diaspora.

Millar reads from her short story collection The Whale House which was longlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and won the Caribbean Writers Prize.  Hannah Lowe will read from her new poetry collection Chan which follows her widely acclaimed debut Chick reconstructs the life of her Jamaican-Chinese father, who arrived in Liverpool from Jamaica in 1947 and is concerned with memory, diaspora and migration. Chan represents travelers and shape-shifters and is one of the many nicknames of Lowe’s Black-Chinese Jamaican father, and also a name from China where her grandfather’s story begins.  The book also explores the life of Joe Harriot the famed Jamaican alto saxophonist who shook up 1960s England; and a shift full of dreamers sailing from Kingston to Liverpool in 1947 on the SS Ormond.  

A partnership between Ikley Literature Festival, Renaissance One and Peepal Tree Press.

Read more and book here

Jean 'Binta' Breeze at Ilkley Literature Festival
Oct
8
7:30 pm19:30

Jean 'Binta' Breeze at Ilkley Literature Festival

  • Ilkley Playhouse - Wharfeside

The Verandah Poems: internationally renowned Jamaican poet, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE, marks her 60th birthday with the publication of her new poetry collection by Bloodaxe. The author of eight books, including On the Edge of An Island and Third World Girl, her recordings include Riddim RavingsTracks and Riding on de Riddim. Often cited as a ‘one-woman festival’, her words soar and sing with powerful messages.

Read more and book tickets here

Kei Miller at Brixton Library
Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

Kei Miller at Brixton Library

  • Brixton Library

Kei Miller, poet, author and the winner of the 2014 Forward Prize. will be reading from and discussing his novel, Augustown, a story of poverty, oppression, love and death set in the underbelly of Jamaica and amidst a wider terrain of written and oral storytelling and the way that myths transform through the telling and retelling.

National Poetry Day Gala: Birmingham Literature Festival - with Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Roy McFarlane and guests
Oct
6
7:30 pm19:30

National Poetry Day Gala: Birmingham Literature Festival - with Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Roy McFarlane and guests

  • Library of Birmingham

A special evening to mark National Poetry Day featuring

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze
The Verandah Poems
Come and meet and be awed and inspired by Jean 'Binta' Breeze who will be reading from her latest collection, The Verandah Poems, published by Bloodaxe.  She is the author of eight books of poems and stories and her poetry is deeply powerful, political and personal. 

Roy McFarlane
Beginning With Your Last Breath
Roy McFarlane is a former Birmingham Poet Laureate, whose debut collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, was published recently by Nine Arches Press.  A powerful exploration of love, loss and identity, the book takes in the Black Country, Norman Tebbitt and Marvin Gaye along the way.

Plus the announcement of the new Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate.  Who will represent your city with sensational poetry until 2018?  Come and be there for the announcement and listen to new poems performed on the theme of Birmingham.

Read more and book tickets here

A partnership between Birmingham Literature Festival and Renaissance One, sponsored by Newman University, and supported through funding by Arts Council England.

 

 

The Whale House: Sharon Millar at The University of Leicester
Oct
5
1:00 pm13:00

The Whale House: Sharon Millar at The University of Leicester

  • Centre for New Writing

Sharon Millar is a Trinidadian writer who lives in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Her short story collection The Whale House (Peepal Tree, 2015) was shortlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Fiction, and she was a winner of The Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2013 (for short story The Whale House) and a Small Axe Short Fiction award. Her work has appeared in Small Axe, Granta, The Caribbean Review of Books and Wasafiri. She lectures in Prose Fiction at the University of the West Indies and is at work on her first novel. Event produced in partnership between The Centre For New Writing and Renaissance One.  

Read more here

An Evening with Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Sharon Millar
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Sharon Millar

  • Canada Water Culture Space

An enthralling evening of poetry, stories and performance by two acclaimed Caribbean writers. Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Sharon Millar,  who present poems and short stories and poems set in Jamaica and Trinidad.

Millar will read from her collection of stories The Whale House (Peepal Tree) which was shortlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize (Fiction category) and Breeze will read from her new poetry collection The Verandah Poems (Bloodaxe) which was published earlier this year  to mark her 60th birthday.  This will be Millar's debut in London since The Whale House was published. Event produced by Renaissance One and Southwark Libraries, with support from Peepal Tree.

Tickets free, book here 

Cited as a ‘one-woman festival’, Jean 'Binta' Breeze has presented her work throughout the world, charting the human experience through poetry and plays.  She is the author of eight books including Riddim Ravings and Third World Girl: Selected Poems. She is an honorary Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Leicester and received an MBE for Services to Literature in 2012.

‘The easy-going voice talks of personal development, celebrates friends and family, comments on mortality, freedom, gender and class.  The poet is examining, subtly, a more or less contented return to where her life began.’ Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Sharon Millar is a Trinidadian writer who lives in Port of Spain. She was a winner of The Commonwealth Short Story Prize and a recipient of a Small Axe Short Fiction award for The Whale House (Peepal Tree). Her work has appeared in The Caribbean Review of Books, Wasafiri, Small Axe and Granta.  She lectures in prose fiction at the University of the West Indies and is writing her first novel.

‘Millar has rooted herself into a Caribbean literature where language crackles and no ethnicity, gender, economic status or race is off limits.  This book made me catch my breath..The characters barb and the language sings.’ Tiphanie Yanique

 

 

 

Augustown: Kei Miller at Ikley Literature Festival
Oct
2
8:00 pm20:00

Augustown: Kei Miller at Ikley Literature Festival

  • Ilkley Playhouse - Wharfeside

Augustown, a story about inequality and aspiration, memory and myth, and the connections between people which can transcend these things but not always change them. 

Kei Miller, Forward Prize Winning poet, essayist, acclaimed short story writer and author of two previous novels, discusses his magical new book, capturing a moment in Jamaican history when the people sought to rise up above their lives and shine.

‘Poetic and totally original’ The Times.

Read more and book here

Mark Gwynne Jones at Jazz Verse Jukebox
Sep
30
7:30 pm19:30

Mark Gwynne Jones at Jazz Verse Jukebox

  • Hoxton Hall

Jazz Verse Jukebox, described as “the perfect jazz poetry party” (Michael Horovitz), returns to Hoxton Hall with a fantastic Autumn line-up including:

MARK GWYNNE JONES: “ Inspired… one of the most accomplished performance poets in the land...” The Guardian

Plus PAUL CREE, KAROO CHANTI, EMMANUEL SUGO, LAUREN BUSH and Host and Creator JUMOKE FASHOLA.  Read more here

The Good Immigrant
Sep
26
8:30 pm20:30

The Good Immigrant

  • JW3

The Good Immigrant is a collection of essays by British black, Asian and minority ethnic writers, poets, journalists and artists.  It paints a picture of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that wants you, doesn’t want you, doesn’t accept you, or needs you for its equality monitoring forms.

Nikesh Shukla, the book’s editor and three of its contributors, Sabrina MahfouzHimesh Patel and Varaidzo, read and discuss their work and some of the issues, including why the book needed to be created in the first place.

Event produced by JW3 as part of the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival 2016.  In partnership with Renaissance One.

Read more and book tickets here

The book includes contributions from Musa Okwonga (poet/broadcaster), Chimene Suleyman (poet/columnist), Vinay Patel (playwright), Bim Adewumni (journalist, Buzzfeed), Salena Godden (poet/broadcaster), Sabrina Mahfouz (playwright/poet), Kieran Yates (journalist), Coco Khan (journalist), Sarah Sahim (journalist), Reni Eddo Lodge (journalist), Varaidzo (journalist/writer), Darren Chetty (teacher), Himesh Patel (Tamwar from Eastenders), Nish Kumar (comedian), Miss L from Casting Call Woe (actor), Daniel York Loh (playwright/actor), Vera Chok (actor/writer), Riz Ahmed (actor/rapper), Inua Ellams (poet/playwright) and Wei Ming Kam (writer).

 

Get Lit Festival: a summer festival at Oakwood Park Grammar School (OPGS)
Jul
4
Jul 8

Get Lit Festival: a summer festival at Oakwood Park Grammar School (OPGS)

OPGS presents a one-week festival offering visiting writers and speakers who celebrate words, writing both for the page and for the stage, challenging stereotypes in literature, and the music and malleability of language.  The writers include John Agard, Patience Agbabi, Margaret Hamilton, Ben Crystal. Tom Hart Dyke, Mark Gwynne Jones, Adisa, The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company, William Hussey, Alan Gibbons, Jennifer Button and Ben Kane. Produced in partnership with Renaissance One.

Read the full programme here