Poetry with a political edge
GLOBALLY-ACCLAIMED poet and ambassador for the spoken word, Benjamin Zephaniah, will be inspiring audiences at the Civic Theatre. With his inimitable style and unique blend of performance poetry and life stories, he will be at the Chelmsfo
GLOBALLY-ACCLAIMED poet and ambassador for the spoken word, Benjamin Zephaniah, will be inspiring audiences at the Civic Theatre later this week.
With his inimitable style and unique blend of performance poetry and life stories, he will be at the Chelmsford theatre on Friday April 3.
Zephaniah is one of the most high-profile international authors writing today, with an enormous breadth of appeal. Best known for his performance poetry with a political edge for adults and ground breaking performance poetry for children, he also appeared on Desert Island discs.
His previous novels for Bloomsbury are 'Face' and 'Refugee Boy'. He has also edited an anthology of poems, 'The Bloomsbury Books of Love'.
A cultural icon, heralded as potentially the next Poet Laureate, Zephaniah is responsible for inspiring a generation of young writers and making poetry accessible.
Join him for an evening in which he talks about his life, reads extracts from his poetry and takes questions from the audience.
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He will also sign copies of his books, including his new book 'Gangsta Rap', about the troubled world of excluded students and the rivalries of rap bands.
Book your tickets now for a fantastic evening of entertainment, starting at 7.45pm, by calling 01245 606505 or visiting www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres.
Tickets are priced at �16, concessions and groups �14 and full time students and registered unemployed can go for just �5.
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