Christopher Eccleston in Conversation with Lemn Sissay
Bradford Literature Festival present's a unique insight into the lives and experiences of two of our most loved and respected Northern artists - actor Christopher Eccleston and poet Lemn Sissay.
Sunday 5th July, 2020 @ 9:00 am
- In Conversation
About the Event
Known for roles in award-winning shows such as Our Friends in the North and Dr Who, as well as films like 28 Days Later and Gone in 60 Seconds, Christopher Eccleston is one of the UK’s best loved stars of stage and screen.
Lemn Sissay MBE is a BAFTA nominated International prize-winning author, poet and playwright. Roles such as the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics have solidified Sissay as one of Britains most recognisable poetic voices.
Both Eccleston and Sissay were born and raised in working class households in the north of England in the 1960’s. Eccleston’s autobiography I Love the Bones of You and Sissay’s My Name Is Why were both published to critical acclaim in 2019.
Here we present a unique insight into the lives and experiences of two of our most loved and respected Northern artists, both of whom have overcome great hardship to join us here and tell their stories.
Available to stream on demand from Sunday 5th July, as part of Bradford Literature Festival's Digital Programme.
About the Book
Publisher:Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date:26 Apr 2019
A memoir with a message - about growing up in care and finding hope, determination and creativity - from British poet and national treasure Lemn Sissay