Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Shruti Chauhan & Lydia Towsey
Three the Hard Way
Join three electric poets – Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze MBE, Lydia Towsey and Shruti Chauhan – as they explore contemporary women’s issues and culture across three continents and three generations. Raised and educated in Jamaica, Jean emigrated to the UK at 30 to become a key figure in the nascent dub poetry scene. She has created seven publications, several recordings and has written for stage and screen.
Lydia Towsey is a poet and performer who has been shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize. Her work appeared in Bloodaxe Books’ Raving Beauties anthology, and her first collection, The Venus Papers is forthcoming from Burning Eye.
Shruti Chauhan is a poet, writer and spoken word artist based in Leicester who has performed at festivals and events across the Midlands. With a curtain-raiser performance from spoken word poetry collective Young Identity. Suitable for 16+.