• Lemn Sissay at Bradford Literature Festival

  • Sat, 06-07-2019 at 19:00
  • The Alhambra Studio
    Great Horton Rd.
    BD7 1AJ City of Bradford
Lemn Sissay at Bradford Literature Festival - The Alhambra Studio - Bradford

Saturday, 6th July 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmAlhambra, The Studio | £7 (concessions available)www.bradfordlitfest.co.ukFrom a childhood in the foster system and abusive assessment centres, to a career as one of Britain’s best known and loved poets, playwrights, and broadcasters, Lemn Sissay uses his past, present, and boundless future to fuel his art. For this event, Sissay looks back on his childhood, which was fraught with loss, frustration, and isolation, and reflects on the ways it shaped his current work as a poet who uses words to uplift himself and others. “Now, I feel like a lion,” he has said, “I feel like a warrior.” Sissay will read his own poetry, followed by an enlightening conversation and an audience Q&A.Concession tickets:FREE via the website - Anyone on benefits or living in social housing, refugees, asylum seekers, those living on a state pension.FREE via the box office only - Anyone caring for a disabled audience member (call 01274 238525, 9am-5pm, Mon- Friday)DISCOUNTED via the website - students, senior citizens, the disabled.