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Lemn Sissay

Blood

THE VERBAL ARTS CENTRE, DERRY / LONDONDERRY

The internationally-renowned writer and artist Lemn Sissay collaborated with Derry-Londonderry’s local communities to create new poetry, public art and performance.

Lemn Sissay makes books, records, public art and plays. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London, in venues including the Royal Festival Hall. He was part of the London 2012 Festival, for which he placed poetry in the Olympic Park. He is associate artist at Southbank Centre, patron of The Letterbox Club and The Reader Organisation, and an inaugural trustee of World Book Night.

The Verbal Group, made up of Lagan Press, Sevengate Digital Publishing and the Verbal Arts Centre, is the only organisation of its kind in Ireland.  Focused on reading, writing, speaking and listening, it provides all members of the community with the opportunity to tell their story and engage with the stories of others.

Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Verbal.

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