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Vanessa Kisuule

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She has won over ten slam titles including The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam. She has been featured on BBC iPlayer, Radio 1 and Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, the Guardian, Blue Peter, Sky TV, Don’t Flop and TEDx. She has performed up and down the country and internationally at Glastonbury, Vienna, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh and New York. Her debut poetry collection Joyriding the Storm was published in 2014. She was the recipient of The Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary and The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship in 2017 and her one-woman show SEXY is currently under development with the support of Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Camden People’s Theatre.


Events featuring this speaker

How Should Cities Deal with the Legacies of Guilt?

Amit Chaudhuri, Tim Cole, Madge Dresser, Vanessa Kisuule, David Olusoga

The panellists consider how cities can address their difficult pasts and how to ensure these debates and actions create better futures for all.

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18 October 2017 9:10am - 10:10am Watershed