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Opening Weekend: Martin Luther King Day - Iconic black poetry and prose featuring Yomi Sode

  • Chatham Library, Community Hub Chatham Dock Road ME4 4TX UK (map)
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Legacy Opening Weekend: Martin Luther King Day- Iconic black poetry and prose, featuring Yomi Sode

Join Lyrici Arts and Medway Libraries at the grand launch of ‘Legacy’ – a ten-month programme of Black lyrical theatre and literature events in libraries across Medway.

January 16th is Martin Luther King Day and celebrates the man who inspired the world with his ‘I have a Dream’ speech. To join in the celebrations and launch the project, Legacy will be hosting a day jam-packed with crafts, music, poetry and Caribbean cuisine, with a guest appearance from poet Yomi Sode.  

In the morning, take part in a craft workshop looking at aspirations and dreams. During the afternoon listen to performances of iconic black speeches from the likes of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and many more, before enjoying a poetry performance by renowned poet Yomi Sode. Yomi has performed at Wireless Festival and Latitude, as well as for Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1xtra. He is currently developing his one-man show COAT after two sold out scratch runs, and hosts a successful poetry night in Shoreditch each month.

To round off the day The Vanbrugh Hill Music Syndicate will be playing a live set of Motown and Soul classics, and a selection of Caribbean canapés, cakes and drinks will be on offer.

Ages: All ages welcome


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799 or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy 

Earlier Event: September 27
Paint The Town festival finale
Later Event: February 17
Caribbean Rhyme Time for Under 5's