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Bristol Ideas: A Celebration of Black British Poetry

Bristol Ideas: A Celebration of Black British Poetry

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£0 – £8

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Arnolfini

16 Narrow Quay

Bristol

BS1 4QA

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Conversations and performances from Kayo Chingonyi, Vanessa Kisuule, Eric Ngalle Charles and Kim Squirrell.

About this event

In 1998, Lemn Sissay curated The Fire People: A Collection of Black British and Asian Poetry. The anthology ignited a movement and paved the way for the Black British poetry scene that thrives today. It celebrated the rising stars of the time, many of whom have since become established names, and inspired many more.

Today, over twenty years on, Kayo Chingonyi is continuing this legacy by bringing together his dream mixtape of Black British poets in More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry. This scorching new collection passes the torch to the next generation to create, thrive and inspire.

These anthologies are a celebration of Black British poetry and the crosscurrents that join music, performance and verse.

This special event features discussions and performances from Kayo Chingonyi, Vanessa Kisuule, Eric Ngalle Charles and Kim Squirrell.

The Fire People: A Collection of Black British and Asian Poetry and More Fiya: A New Collection of Black British Poetry are published by Canongate. Copies will be available to buy from Arnolfini bookshop on the night.

In partnership with Arnolfini.

We want to ensure this event is accessible to everyone who wants to attend, while ensuring the essential costs can be covered. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, and if this is a barrier for you please email info@bristolideas.co.uk

CONCESSIONS apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people.

PARTNER RATE is for staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE.

Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility of a concession ticket.

One free carer ticket can be provided for each paying disabled visitor, please contact us before booking to arrange.

Accessibility

  • Within Arnolfini there are lifts to all floors and level access to all public spaces.
  • There are two designated Blue Badge parking spaces within easy reach of Arnolfini in the Mud Dock City Docks car park, accessed via The Grove Car Park. There are also five spaces in The Grove Car Park. Parking in the accessible blue badge spaces are free, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There are toilets for public use.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact Arnolfini in advance so the team can assist you in your visit. More information about Arnolfini can be found here.

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