Lemn Sissay - My Name is Why The leading poet and broadcaster on race, family and the meaning of home

Sunday 22 November 8:00pm-9:00pm

Online video will be available from Sunday 22 November 8:00pm to Sunday 22 November 10:30pm


Stratford Play House

Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics and is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe. He’ll be sharing his life story, so movingly outlined in his Sunday Times bestselling memoir, My Name is Why, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. It’s a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph, and delivered with his characteristic warmth and wit.

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