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18:30 - 19:30 19 May 2016

Linton Kwesi Johnson - Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2016


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Linton Kwesi Johnson, Widely regarded as the father of 'dub poetry', Linton Kwesi Johnson is an influentual commentator on twentieth and twenty-first century British experience, specifically of the Afro-Carribean communities that populate major cities. Born in 1952 in Chapelton, Jamaica. He moved to London in 1963 to be with his mother and went on to read Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Johnson is only the second living poet to be published in the Penguin Modern Classic Series, and in 2005 he was awarded a Musgrave medal by the Institute of Jamaica, for eminence in the field of poetry.

Cities Imaginaries was launched in 2014 with an inaugural lecture by internationally acclaimed writer Amit Chaudhuri. The aim of the programme is to curate and create cultural representations of cities and urban life through screenings, salons, exhibitions, performances, workshops and other events. The programme is run by Dr Matthew Beaumont.


Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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