Event Date and time: Wednesday 01 February 2017 | 19:30 – 21:00
Venue details: The Met Derby Hall, Market Street, Bury | Greater Manchester, UK. BL9 0BW
Organisers: The Met
Event website: Lemn Sissay supported by Tony Walsh
Event cost: Free
Known for his poetry, records, broadcasts, art and plays Lemn Sissay will be reading from his new book ‘Gold from the Stone’, a career-spanning collection from the award-winning poet and national treasure.
Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and mill workers of Wigan. Since then his poems have become landmarks, sculpted in granite and built from concrete, recorded on era-defining albums and declaimed in over thirty countries.
He has performed to thousands of football fans at the FA Cup Final, to hundreds of thousands as the poet of the 2012 Olympics, and to millions across our TV screens and the airwaves of BBC Radio. He has become one of the nation’s best-loved voices.