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Linton Kwesi Johnson in Conversation

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Hear Linton Kwesi Johnson, the living legend and father of 'reggae poetry', share his journey.

Johnson joins us as we delve into his career spanning more than 40 years, from his time in the British Black Panthers to internationally acclaimed poet.

Johnson's poetry has served not only as the voice of the Windrush generation, but as a touchstone for the generations of poets that came after.

The event is chaired by Robin Denselow, the Guardian's world critic, a journalist and broadcaster who specialises in both music and politics. He has travelled widely, reporting for BBC Newsnight and radio programmes, and is the author of When The Music's Over, a history of political pop.

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£15, £25


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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.

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