“Welcome to Leicester” forthcoming events

“Welcome to Leicester” is available from Dahlia Publishing.

3 November 2016 Publisher Farhana Shaikh at Leicester Writers’ Club

Phoenix Arts, 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Farhana Shaikh from Dahlia Publishing in conversation with Leicester Writers’ Club’s Siobhan Logan further details from Leicester Writers’ Club.

21 November 2016 Shindig

The Western, Western Road Leicester LE3 0GA from 7.30pm

Shindig will featuShindig poetry readings in Leicesterre readings from 8 poets included in “Welcome to Leicester”. Open mic slots available – book on the night. There are also readings from Gregory Leadbetter and Roy McFarlane.








27 November 2016 The Synagogue

Welcome to Leicester at the Synagogue Leicester
24 Avenue Road, Leicester LE2 3EA 2.30-4.30pm
Come and enjoy peoms about life in Leicester in the beautiful setting of a former school built in the late 1800s and now home to the Leicester Progressive Jewish Community. Entry free, contribution towards refreshments welcomed.




After a successful launch at the African Caribbean Centre in Leicester on 7 October, which was featured on BBC Radio Leicester’s morning programme, co-editors Ambrose Musiyiwa have also been on Leicester Community Radio (twice) talking about and reading poems from the anthology.

Ambrose was invited to give a lecture at the Leicester Secular Society which incorporated four relevant poems from “Welcome to Leicester” on 16 October.

We were at The City Retreat on 30 October at the invitation of Leicester’s Race Equality Centre talking about the anthology and reading some of the poems.

On 31 October we were at one of Oadby and Wigston Borough Council’s People Standing Together events, which was designed to celebrate Hate Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day and Black History Month, also reading poems and talking about the anthology.

We have even managed to sell some copies of the anthology!

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