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Lawrence Hoo

Lawrence Hoo is a poet.  His work is influenced by various experiences of growing up in and around Easton and St Paul’s, Bristol where he is exposed to a medley of culture, identity and heritage.  The impact of social imbalance on minority communities has had a deep and lasting impression on who he is and what he does. He has a passion for storytelling across various media. He has developed short films, engaged in workshops with young people, curated exhibitions and published two collections of poetry; Inner City Tales and Hoostory. He was appointed as Ujima Radio’s poet in residence in 2016 and since then has been working on several projects including poetry, film and a first novel. He is currently developing a new project and art installation, CARGO, with Michael Jenkins from 8th Sense Media.

Events featuring this speaker

Beyond Apologies: Past Guilt and Urban Futures

Michele Curtis, Lawrence Hoo, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Michael Jenkins, Olivette Otele, Anne Thomas

Writers, artists, academics and activists debate how guilty cities should feel about their past and – critically – what cities should do about this to create better futures for all.

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16 October 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm Watershed