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Swingeing London

Many of the New Variety acts, there were always poets on the bill, supporting the GLC which was fighting to remain after Thatcher decided the best way to shatter it’s left wing influence was to abolish. The NME, 24 March, 1985 reviews.

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Colour blindness

I was whitemailed

By a white witch,

With white magic

And white lies,

Branded by a white sheep

I slaved as a whitesmith

Near a white spot… 79 more words

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zedd.

​Benjamin zephaniah, he used to think nurses

Were women,

Benji still living in a liar, used to think police

Were men,

I used to think poets…

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Benjamin Zephaniah

Poems You Can Dance To

The Independent,18 March, 1998 gave performance poetry a glowing write up. The then big names have largely disappeared. The bloke with the loudhailer shouting “fuck” at the Poetry Cafe was Dom Joly. 1,207 more words

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Refugee Boy

Reviewed by Flossie Waite
A Chickenshed production
At Chickenshed until 13th May
For ages 12+

Though published back in 2001, Benjamin Zephaniah’s powerful and affecting book for young adults, … 595 more words

Children's Theatre