Award-winning poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams brings his own brand of poetry and spoken word to Lewisham.

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and facilitates workshops in creative writing where he explores reoccurring themes in his work – Identity, Displacement and Destiny – in accessible, enjoyable ways for participants of all ages and backgrounds.

His awards include: Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2009, The Liberty Human Rights Award, The Live Canon International Poetry Prize, The Kent & Sussex Poetry Competition, Magma Poetry Competition, Winchester Poetry Prize, A Black British Theatre Award and The Hay Festival Medal for Poetry.

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05Fest: New Play: A Block of Flats

05Fest: Search Party

05Fest: Poetry Film Hack

05Fest: Twitter Poetry Workshop

05Fest: RAP Party


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