Performance

WORD! and Renaissance One present Spoken Word Summer: Unknown Soldier & Windrush Songs

22 Jun 2024

Regular hours

Sat, 22 Jun
17:00 – 21:30

Cost of entry

£7 / £4

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Join us for a moving double-bill of spoken word, rhythms and music to celebrate and mark multicultural UK and showcase some of the lived experiences and historical moments which have shaped it as it is today.

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Windrush Songs -an exciting line up of British Caribbean artists – including famed calypsonian and composer Tobago Crusoe (appearing across the world and as featured in the Paddington Bear films) host-narrator Melanie Abrahams and special guests. Hear the true stories that paved the way for the Britain we have today. Join artists and change-makers who are shaping their community and beyond through arts, roots and culture.

Unknown Soldier – a one-woman performance and multi-media installation brings to life the hidden family narrative of poet-artist Seni Seneviratne and her father’s experiences as a Royal Signalman in the North African Desert War.  Based on the poetry collection Unknown Soldier (Peepal Tree), it explores her father’s return to England from the war, his marriage and Seneviratne’s family life growing up as a mixed race family in the 1950s in Leeds.

To sign up for a warm and welcoming open mic, please email hello@wordpoetry.co.uk

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