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Last few remaining tickets available for An Evening of Poetry with Lemn Sissay

05 Oct 2017

Chancellor Lemn Sissay will be performing a selection of new and favourite poems from his recent Canongate collection, Gold from the Stone

An Evening with Lemn Sissay

The event starts at 7:30pm on Saturday, 7 October at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall, Martin Harris Centre.  Tickets cost £10 with a special rate for concessions.

Lemn Sissay is author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays. He was the first poet commissioned to write for London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London. They can be seen in The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park.

Having published his first book of poetry aged 21, he received an MBE from The Queen for services to literature in 2010. 

All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Lemn Sissay Foundation. The Foundation has been established to support the causes that are close to his heart: the arts, education, young people in care, care leavers and the people of Ethiopia.

If you have any questions about the Christmas Dinners for Care Leavers, which is supported by the University in Manchester, please contact Emma Lewis-Kalubowila.