Opening Weekend: Martin Luther King Day – Iconic black poetry and prose featuring Yomi Sode

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Join Lyrici Arts and Medway Libraries at the grand launch of ‘Legacy’ – a ten-month programme of Black lyrical theatre and literature events in libraries across Medway.

A male performer standing in front of a microphone

Event Details

January 16th is Martin Luther King Day and celebrates the man who inspired the world with his ‘I have a Dream’ speech. To join in the celebrations and launch the project, Legacy will be hosting a day jam-packed with crafts, music, poetry and Caribbean cuisine, with a guest appearance from poet Yomi Sode.

In the morning, take part in a craft workshop looking at aspirations and dreams. During the afternoon listen to performances of iconic black speeches from the likes of Malcolm X, Maya Angelou and many more, before enjoying a poetry performance by renowned poet Yomi Sode. Yomi has performed at Wireless Festival and Latitude, as well as for Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1xtra. He is currently developing his one-man show COAT after two sold out scratch runs, and hosts a successful poetry night in Shoreditch each month.

To round off the day The Vanbrugh Hill Music Syndicate will be playing a live set of Motown and Soul classics, and a selection of Caribbean canapés, cakes and drinks will be on offer.

Ages: All ages welcome


All Legacy events are free in 2017 but booking in advance is advised. Phone 01634 337799 or visit the library. Read more about Legacy here. #MedwayLegacy

Time:10 AM - 2 PM
Location:Chatham Library, Community Hub, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TX.
Suitable for:All ages

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