Lemn Sissay

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Lemn Sissay accuses children’s commissioner for England of failing children in care
Poet and broadcaster says Rachel de Souza should be pushing ministers to do much more

Anna Fazackerley

04, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Lemn Sissay: ‘I’m not angry any more, but it’s a daily battle not to be’
The poet and broadcaster, 55, on the power of forgiveness, growing up in care, loving poetry from the age of 12 and getting his OBE

James McMahon

27, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Adjoa Andoh, Russell T Davies and Michaela Coel elected to Royal Society of Literature
The Bridgerton actor, Doctor Who writer and I May Destroy You creator are among 60 new fellows appointed to the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature

Sarah Shaffiand Lucy Knight

12, Jul, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Stars urge Commonwealth to oppose UK plan to send refugees to Rwanda
Celebrities including Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood say scheme shows ‘colonial view’ of Africa as ‘dumping ground’

Geneva Abdul

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lemn Sissay and Valerie Bloom look back: ‘I was a wild child when she met me’
The poets recreate an old photograph from when they first bonded – and reflect on more than 30 years of friendship

Harriet Gibsone

26, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Two vivid picture books from noted poets – plus Loki’s secret diary, the return of Mayor Bunny, and the pick of the new middle-grade and YA fiction

Imogen Russell Williams

25, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Me against the world’: why superheroes are so often orphans
Batman, Spider-Man and many others lost parents when young. A new exhibition explores their complex stories

Vanessa Thorpe

16, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Black talent takes centre stage at Lyric Hammersmith theatre
Festival to celebrate black culture and creativity, with Lemn Sissay and Shingai as headline acts

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Poet Slash Artist review – if this show is art’s future, it looks good to me
Home, Manchester
A show about the relationship between seeing and reading feels like a return to Romanticism – a belief in the passionate expression of the spirit

Jonathan Jones

02, Jul, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Manchester international festival 2021: the best poetry, from Arcadia to Poet Slash Artist
Lemn Sissay and Hans Ulrich Obrist combine art and poetry to sublime effect, and an installation explores our place within nature

Sophie Harris

29, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Prue Leith, Lemn Sissay and Alison Moyet recognised in Queen’s birthday honours
Key figures in UK arts, culture and sport rewarded in list dominated by heroes and heroines of pandemic

Alexandra Topping

11, Jun, 2021 @9:30 PM

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The Motherhood Project review – difficult choices, disparate voices
This set of 15 monologues – from writers including Lemn Sissay, Jodi Gray and Juno Dawson – is heartfelt but feels underpowered

Arifa Akbar

19, Apr, 2021 @6:30 PM

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