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Writing Our Legacy join with Winchester Poetry Festival to bring Poetry Room to Winchester

We are proud to announce we have joined forces with Writing Our Legacy to bring their popular Poetry Room to The ARC, Winchester on Saturday 3rd June 2023.

This inaugural event celebrates the beginning of a partnership between Writing Our Legacy and Winchester Poetry Festival. Both organisations are thrilled to invite all who love words, culture and heritage to the Poetry Room.


Poetry Room boasts a stellar line-up of the UK’s finest creatives, thinkers, and musicians all under one roof! Your hosts for the evening are the poet, writer, performer Akila Richards (pictured) and DJ Fever2Ray (African Night Fever). Special guests are scientist, writer and activist Jasmine Qureshi; British Iranian artist and writer Alinah Azadeh; Indian writer and poet Susmita Bhattacharya and up-and-coming poet Kaycee Hill.

Together this impressive panel will consider the big issues for the African, Caribbean, Asian and Global Majority, and provide a space where everyone is welcome.


Amy Zamarripa Solis (Writing Our Legacy CEO) says: “Writing Our Legacy is privileged to be working with some amazing Winchester organisations to bring our diverse writers and creatives to the area, including Winchester Poetry Festival, Hampshire Cultural Trust and City Of Sanctuary, with support from South Downs National Park Authority and Arts Council England. Poetry is the living heartbeat of our cultural heritage, we're looking forward to joining you on the 3rd June with this amazing poetry line up."


Jane Bryant (Winchester Poetry Festival, Chair Of Trustees) says: “Winchester Poetry

Festival is very excited to be working with Writing our Legacy on an event that will enhance

Winchester’s growing reputation as a place for poetry! Supporting this great line up of

poets and practitioners is a tremendous privilege. This event also reflects Winchester

Poetry Festival’s 2023 theme celebrating the diversity and creativity of poets and poetry in

the UK.”


Set to become one of the most memorable literary events of the year. Join Writing Our Legacy and Winchester Poetry Festival at The ARC, Winchester on Saturday 3rd June, for a vibrant celebration of poetry and people.


Tickets are on sale now, HERE.



Writing Our Legacy CIC is an arts and heritage organisation that enables Black, Asian and ethnically diverse/BPOC* people to tell their story through writing and the creative arts. We were established in 2012 and are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation 2023-26. We give writers and other creatives a platform and community to feel supported, nurtured and evolve their work through the creative pipeline, from start to publication. We share stories and heritage of diaspora communities and bring them to life through various art forms for audiences to learn and take part in cultural heritage.


Poetry Room is produced by Writing Our Legacy in partnership with Winchester Poetry Festival and Hampshire Cultural Trust. Supported by Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Project Grant and South Downs National Park Authority


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