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NPF presents: Linton Kwesi Johnson supported by Jamie Thrasivoulou and Bridie Squires

Nottingham Poetry Festival

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Public lectures

Don't miss the living legend and father of 'reggae poetry' Linton Kwesi Johnson, as he performs at this year's Nottingham Poetry Festival.

Support comes from local poets Jamie Thrasivoulou and Bridie Squires, NTU's Writer in Residence.

  • From: Saturday 4 May 2019, 7.30 pm
  • To: Saturday 4 May 2019, 10.30 pm
  • Location: Metronome, Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, NG1 1AP
  • Cost: £15 (general), £13.50 (NTU staff), £8 (NTU students) plus booking fee
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Event details

The first black poet to be published in Penguin Modern Classics, Linton Kwesi Johnson’s work has always been political, vital and necessary, drawing attention to topics like systemic racism, police abuse and National Front attacks, calling for government, institutions and society to be held to account.

Support comes from Jamie Thrasivoulou and Nottingham Trent University’s Writer in Residence, Bridie Squires.

A highlight in the festival’s calendar, this event is sponsored by Nottingham Trent University’s Curated & Created programme.

NTU students can get tickets to this event for just £8. Email to find out how.

NTU staff can get a 10% discount on tickets for this event. Email to find out how.

To buy general tickets visit the Metronome website.

Location details


Huntingdon Street


The nearest car park is just behind Metronome, on Brook Street. The sat nav postcode is: NG1 1EA (view on Google maps here), you’re looking out for the Nottingham Arena (Brook St) car park, open 24/7.

Travel Info:

The nearest tram stop is at the Lace Market, a 5 – 10 minute walk from the venue. Nottingham has Park & Ride car parks situated just outside the city, with a regular tram service running throughout the week. Go to to plan your journey.

For buses take your pick! Visit the Nottingham City Transport website to plan your route. Numerous services stop just outside the venue.

Nottingham Station is the nearest train station and a short taxi ride, or 20 – 25 minute walk, from Metronome. You’ll find plenty of taxis outside the station, or use your Uber app.

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