A poetry performance, photography exhibition and a celebration where you can also write your own dedication too.

SHEroes of Lewisham is an ACE funded project lead by poet Laila Sumpton who is working with schools and libraries from the borough to explore untold stories.

About Laila Sumpton

Laila’s poetry uses imagery and lyricism to tell stories about identity and human rights. She studied English literature at the University of St Andrews and Human Rights at the University of London. She is a member of the Keats House Poetry Forum, a collective of London based poets supported by Keats House in Hampstead who work on poetry projects. She co-edited ‘In Protest- 150 poems for human rights‘, a unique anthology of global poetry collated by the Keats House Poets and the University of London’s Human Rights Consortium.

This event is part of She Grrrowls, a programme of performances, workshops and talks highlighting local artists as part of We Are Lewisham, The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture award in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

We Are Lewisham is presented by Lewisham Council and the Albany as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2022. 

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