Malika Booker is a writer whose work is rooted in storytelling and spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation and education.  She has toured widely and performed for organisations from the BBC to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Malika will perform an extract from her play Absolution and other Windrush poems alongside 4 young emerging poets who have worked with her to create their own response to Windrush.  The young writers are graduates of our artist development programme, The Writing Room.

Absolution tells the story of Siobhan Blake, a woman leaving the Caribbean, idealistic and full of hope, to start a new life in England. She is determined to get to London, to start her nursing qualifications and begin sending money for her twelve siblings, who have put all their savings together for her to make the trip. However there are waltz dances on the ship and women trying to hook husbands before they get to England. So before the ship has even docked in Dover, Siobhan finds herself caught up in a tantalising two-step with some serious ‘hug up dances.’ She gets involved with a romance that changes her life.

When: Saturday 30 June, 1pm
Where: Love Supreme Festival, Glynde, Sussex
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