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London 17th July 2018

Celebrating Nelson Mandela: His Letters, His Legacy

Description: English PEN hosts a special one-off evening to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela�s birth. Esteemed guests from the worlds of literature, politics, journalism and activism will come together to perform readings of original letters written by Nelson Mandela during his time in prison, many of which have remained unpublished until now.

Produced and directed by the award-winning Josette Bushell-Mingo, the evening�s stellar line-up will include journalist Gary Younge, poet Jackie Kay, writer and campaigner Zoe Wicomb, Ted Hughes Award-winner Jay Bernard, actor Kwame Kwei-Armah, and composer Errollyn Wallen.

The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela will be published by Liveright on 10 July 2018. The book�s editor Sahm Venter and Nelson Mandela�s granddaughter, Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, will also be involved in the evening�s celebrations.

This event will be BSL interpreted, please contact the Union Chapel with any access requirements.

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Date/Time: Tuesday 17 July, 6.30pm (doors)

Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN

Tickets: �25 | �15 concs | �75 VIP (includes reserved seating and exclusive drinks reception after the event)

Info & booking: https://bit.ly/2rvyYnX

New York 28th 29th July 2018 New York City Poetry Festival
July 28th & 29th, 2018
11am - 6pm each day
Colonel's Row, Governor's Island
Free & open to the public
@nycpofest