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Talk, Thu 29 Mar 2018


The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


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The Marlowe and Wise Words present Lemn Sissay: In Conversation.

Our Poet Laureate in conversation.

Celebrated performance poet and Canterbury’s Poet Laureate, Lemn Sissay MBE, has created a series of talks and performances especially for The Marlowe and Wise Words that explore extraordinary stories of resilience.

Lemn released his first book of poetry in 1988, aged 21. Since the age of 24 he has been a full-time writer and has performed internationally. He was the first poet commissioned to write for the 2012 London Olympics and is artist-in-residence at London’s Southbank Centre.

Lemn believes in poetry as a catalyst for social change and uses his creative voice to inspire and connect with young people in care and the organisations that support them. This will influence his work as Canterbury’s Poet Laureate.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Mar 2018 20:00
Location: The Studio.


Tickets: £11.25
Discounts (on selected seats): Concessions

All of our ticket prices include a £1.25 per ticket booking fee.
The Marlowe Friends do not pay a booking fee.


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Map reference: TR 148580  Lat: 51.28093 Long: 1.07872

Centre of Canterbury, nearest car park is Pound Lane. Disabled parking on forecourt.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury West station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups