An Evening of Spoken Word, Poetry & Entertainment with Lemn Sissay in NYC

Lemn Sissay at the BBC Ten Pieces Proms 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London last week. (Courtesy photo)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

New York (TADIAS) — “Inspire and be Inspired” is the title of a poem that renowned Ethiopian Poet and Author Lemn Sissay wrote to commemorate his installation last year as Chancellor of University of Manchester in England. On August 9th, Lemn will be presenting his recent works during a live performance in New York City at Ginny’s Supper Club in Harlem as part of our latest Tadias Salon Series.

Last week Lemn was featured on BBC Ten Pieces Proms 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall in London in front of a live audience of fifteen thousand that was also broadcast live on BBC’s iplayer on July 24th. In a blog post entitled “From Oscar Wilde’s cell to The Royal Albert Hall,” covering his daily activities of “the past 15 days of a total of 280 days” since starting his role as Chancellor at the University of Manchester, Lemn shared the BBC show as the highlight of his recent schedule.

Lemn Sissay, who was born and raised in Britain, was an official poet for the London Olympics four years ago, and received an MBE from the Queen for Services to Literature. His inspiring life story, which is depicted in the BBC documentary Internal flight, includes growing up in England’s foster care system, yet rising to become an internationally renowned playwright and author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays. As of August 2015 he is serving as Chancellor of the University of Manchester.

Watch: Inspire and be Inspired – A poem from Lemn Sissay

If You Go:
Lemn Sissay Live in Harlem at Ginnys’s
Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Time: 6-7pm VIP reception; 7-10pm Dinner, Spoken Word & Entertainment.
Location: Ginny’s (downstairs at Red Rooster)
310 Lenox Ave (between 125th & 126th)
New York, NY 10027

In addition to an evening of dinner and spoken word with Lemn Sissay, Tadias invites you to a VIP reception to meet the artist through our diamond and platinum sponsorship packages. For sponsorship of Tadias Salon Series at Ginny’s on Tuesday, August 9th please contact us at 646-595-7344, or email us at

Tadias Hosts Renowned Ethiopian Poet Lemn Sissay at Ginny’s in Harlem – August 9th, 2016

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