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An Evening With Marvin Thompson at the Curzon Clevedon

Curzon Cinema & Arts, , Old Church Road, , BS21 6NN, Clevedon, UK

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Following in the footsteps of the likes of Carol Ann Duffy, Marvin Thompson was recently crowned winner of the 2021 National Poetry Prize for his piece The Fruit of the Spirit is Love (Galatians 5:22). Marvin will be joining us live in our auditorium for a reading of his works followed by a Q&A.

An Evening With Marvin Thompson at the Curzon Clevedon
His latest book, Road Trip, is a striking first collection by a poet with illuminating and entertaining stories to tell and an accomplished craft in using both traditional and contemporary forms in telling them. As a poet of Jamaican heritage, born and raised in north London and now working as a teacher, father of mixed-race children, living in South Wales, Marvin Thompson brings together all those passages of place and time in fresh and revealing ways. He explores the underbelly of race and empire in uncovering and inventing stories of his father’s time in the British army. He writes with feeling of the post-industrial landscape of Wales and wonders whether this is a place he can bring up his children — though one should never assume that any of Thompson’s poems are factually true. He uses sonnet, adapted villanelle and sestina sequences to tell utterly contemporary stories. Thompson has a refreshing, curious and honest eye that transforms and illuminates the everyday into something special and unique, but also a convincing vision of possibility and even of the uplifting. We are joined by Bristol poet Saili Katebe from Raise the Bar who will be introducing the evening as well as performing a reading before Marvin.

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Opening Hours

  • October 21, 2021
  • running until October 21, 2021
  • Doors Open 6:30pm

Contact

An Evening With Marvin Thompson at the Curzon Clevedon
Curzon Cinema & Arts,
Old Church Road,
Clevedon, UK
Somerset
BS21 6NN
United Kingdom



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