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The Black Flamingo

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
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‘I masquerade in make-up and feathers and I am applauded…’

Poet, drag and spoken word artist Dean Atta takes you on a journey of self-expression, identity and self-acceptance.

Enjoy a live performance of poems from Dean’s debut young adult novel, told in verse, and discuss the power of embracing your own uniqueness and finding your inner strength.

Because sometimes, we all need to take charge, to stand up wearing pink feathers and show ourselves to the world in bold colour.

Recommended for Young Adults (14+ years)




(all those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)
All adults and children must purchase a ticket to the event

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

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‘One of the leading lights in London’s poetry scene’

Huffington Post

‘Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself’

Benjamin Zephaniah

‘Unapologetic, perfectly candid and equally moving’

Writer’s Block

‘Unafraid to tackle topics other poets turn a blind eye to’

Apples & Snakes

‘One of the UK’s finest poets’

Time Out London