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Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Poetry Performance at Black History Month in The Northern Echo

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson’s performance at Black History Month was featured in an article by Kerri Muirhead in Saturday’s Northern Echo. AN internationally renowned poet performed his work to an audience on Teesside as part of Black History Month. Linton Kwesi Johnson, legendary musician and poet travelled to the North-East, in support of Tees Valley Arts …

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TVA Summer Newsletter 2016

Welcome to the TVA 2016 Summer newsletter! I recently attended the Tony Harrison gig at Teesside University, as part of the Tees Junction International Poetry Festival. It was a delight, and an emotional experience to be in the presence of this fine poet, a firebrand now become physically frail, but still burning within – so …

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Sweet Water: Treasure

Sweet Water Book Cover

  Listen Water is a universal treasure for life We drink, wash, We exploit its abundance Relax and feel its flow For our daily chores Sweat cascading in droplets as we work It comes from far away From high above Travelling distances – miles upon miles Soul searching for sustenance Bringing with it the gift …

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Sweet Water: Fetching the Water

Sweet Water Book Cover

Fetching the Water   Some get their water from turning the tap to the right Others get water by walking in the blazing heat   Some must get their water by hard work and effort Others get their water without a thought   Some get their water when it falls from the sky Others bring …

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Sweet Water: Fluid Connections

Sweet Water Book Cover

Fluid Connections   Water connects me to all my neighbours across the world Water links the cells in my body so I can breath Water connects one shore to the other   Water joins the forces in nature to bring about life Water connects me and my friends Water marries my life with those who …

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Sweet Water: Flowing Water

Sweet Water Book Cover

Flowing Water   Pouring water makes a churning noise Rumbling, cascading down a slope Water in a glass forms little bubbles, smiling Winding down a tunnel into droplets Water runs steadily like peace A universal treasure for life   Ibrahim Victoria HughesTU Class of 2015 – History Graduate! Daring Contemporary Choreographer & avid traveller

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