Thursday 15 February 2018

We Can Do It!

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"The march and rally are taking place on Sunday 4th March 2018. The event is in partnership with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and a range of charity partners, including Muslim Women’s Network, White Ribbon Campaign, Fawcett Society, UNISON and more. This year’s #March4Women coincides with the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, that extended the right to vote to the first women in the UK. We will mark this once-in-a-generation historic moment with a mass march from Parliament Square, to finish with a vibrant rally with music in Trafalgar Square, in celebration of those who have fought, and continue to fight for equal rights; and to call out for action on the shocking inequalities and abuses that still remain worldwide. " I'm honoured and excited to be asked to speak at Trafalgar Square ... Courage is a muscle ... Pessimism is for lightweights! 

Powerful LIVE poetry curated by Salena Godden 
to raise awareness and funds for UN Women NC UK 

A night of live and lively spoken word 
rising stars and phenomenal award-winning poets 
Joelle Taylor, Inua Ellams, Dzifa Benson, 
Matt Abbott, Michelle Fisher, 
Selina NwuluConnor Byrne and Salena Godden

7pm- 10.30pm 
Libreria, Hanbury Street, London E1

"UN Women NC UK are announcing HeforShe Arts Week (March 8-15), the global festival for gender equality organised by UN Women. The website has just launched with listings of events for London artists and audiences to challenge the old stories, create a new narrative, change mind-sets and raise funds to change the reality for millions of women and girls through discussion, debate, dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and experience. Please use hashtags #HeForShe #ArtsWeekLdn #ChangeTheNarrative"

I'm very excited about this collaboration with LSO Jerwood composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman, it will feature new work and also excerpts from The Good Immigrant. Amazing line up of poetry and music on themes of migration and movement. Premieres March 17th at LSO St Luke's, Old Street - I'm really looking forward to this and want you all to come, FREE entry, book your spot! See you there! Visit:

NEW book news for 2018 | Others


OTHERS is being published by Unbound with all net profits going to refugees and stop hate charities. A NEW collection of essays, stories and poetry on the theme of being 'Other' I will be joining other-others in a spectacular line up that includes Leila Aboulela, Gillian Allnutt, Damian Barr, Noam Chomsky, Rishi Dastidar, Peter Ho Davies, Louise Doughty, Salena Godden, Colin Grant, Sam Guglani, Matt Haig, Aamer Hussein, Anjali Joseph, AL Kennedy, Joanne Limburg, Tiffany Murray, Sara Nović, Edward Platt, Alex Preston, Tom Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Will Storr...  #Wetickother  Please make a pledge and help get this book into print by ordering your hardback copy today!  Follow hashtag #Othersbook 

See you here and there and everywhere!

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