Lemn Sissay was seventeen when he wrote his first poetry book, which he hand-sold to the miners and millworkers 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 London 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.

After his sell-out tour of Something Dark in 2017, Lemn Sissay returns to HOME to read poems from his latest collection Gold from the Stone.

“A powerful performance of poetry and personal musings… Sissay [is] a singularly unique presence and hugely likeable… This performance was unapologetically personal, deeply moving, darkly humorous, and thoroughly enjoyed.” – Mancunion

“Hugely enjoyable, inventive, funny and touching.” – The Guardian

“Lemn Sissay is a passionate and powerful voice whose performances are humbling and exhilarating” – Kate Tempest

“A tremendous selection of his poetry… His gift as a writer – of plays, poetry, documentaries – is for turning life’s base metal into gold.” – The Observer

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  • Running time approx. 1 hour 20 mins
  • Recommended age 14+
  • £15 full / £13 conc