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LKJ : An Evening With Linton Kwesi Johnson

Top: Linton Kwesi Johnson, photo courtesy Speaking Volumes. Left: Gary Younge, photo: Jonas Morte.

7th October


Howard Assembly Room
32 New Briggate,

Join the  internationally lauded, multi-award winning dub poetry pioneer and activist Linton Kwesi Johnson in conversation with acclaimed author and broadcaster, Gary Younge.

LKJ’ — only the second living poet to have their work (Mi Revalueshanary Fren) included in Penguin’s Modern Classics — will read from his poetry that has captured the mood and feelings of Black Britain at critical, all too often devastating moments and championed the fight against injustice and racial inequality.

In conversation with Younge — Professor of sociology at the University of Manchester — the Out of Many Festival is proud to bring this true icon to Leeds in a milestone year that marks his 70th birthday and 50 years of activism.

Tickets: £10

On sale from 9am on Friday 27th May at

In partnership with the Howard Assembly Room.