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Lemn Sissay: A Poem For Canterbury

Lemn Sissay: A Poem For Canterbury

The Marlowe, Canterbury Cathedral Trust and Wise Words present an evening of music and poetry, celebrating the wonder of the human voice.

Lemn Sissay, world famous poet, is one of the nation’s best loved voices. His poems have become landmarks and, in 2017, he was appointed Canterbury Laureate to further cement the city’s status as a dynamic centre for literature.

In this very special performance in the Cathedral Nave, Lemn will perform his Poem For Canterbury, commissioned as part of his Laureateship, followed by an audience with The Dean of Canterbury. A host of voices from across Canterbury and Kent will then take to the stage, including local musician Richard Navarro and his community choirs. The concert will culminate in a magical performance of A Poem For Canterbury by Lemn, joined by the boys and men of the Cathedral Choir.

Proceeds from the performance will support the Cathedral’s campaign for music, The Canterbury Voice, and the Canterbury Laureateship.

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