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Lemn Sissay

‘Inspire & be inspired’ range by Lemn Sissay

 Lemn Sissay MBE is the Chancellor of The University of Manchester who presides over meetings of the General Assembly and over congregations of the University for the conferment of degrees.

He is an award-winning writer and broadcaster as well as an associate artist at the Southbank Centre, patron of the Letterbox Club and the Reader Organisation, and ambassador for the Children’s Reading Fund.

Lemn was the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics and his public-art Landmark Poems can be found throughout Manchester and London. He is the author of a series of books of poetry alongside articles, records, radio documentaries, public art, and plays.
His installation poem ‘What If’ exhibited at The Royal Academy, touring the world from Tokyo to New York, and 21st Century Poem was released on the multi-million selling, award-winning album Leftism by Leftfield. His award winning play ‘Something Dark ‘ has been performed throughout the world and his stage adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah’s Novel Refugee Boy at West Yorkshire Playhouse toured Britain in 2014.


Lemn has worked with the Merchandise team at the University to produce a special range of University merchandise, the ‘Lemn Sissay Range’. Proceeds generated through sales from this range go towards Undergraduate Access Scholarships that are also awarded to care leavers.

Visit the Lemn Sissay blog at www.lemnsissay.com ! Photograph courtesy of BENJI REID ©2015 Inspire