Lemn Sissay will be in conversation about his life and work on Sunday 23rd July in the Gorse Tent – approximate timing 3.15pm. Buy tickets here.
LEMN SISSAY MBE is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. He was the official poet for the London Olympics. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London in venues such as The Royal Festival Hall and The Olympic Park. Bishop Desmond Tutu unveiled his landmark poem Gilt of Cain. Lemn was official poet for The FA Cup 2015. His Desert Island Discs was pick of the year for BBC Radio 4 2015. He is Chancellor of the University of Manchester. His life story is nothing short of incredible. Google “Lemn Sissay” and all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one Lemn Sissay in the world.
He is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker inspiring audiences on a weekly basis across the globe. His new book Gold From the Stone will be published in August 2016 Google “Lemn Sissay” and all the returning hits will be about him.