“A Whale Of A Time” by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Maybe it’s the heat.  I’m in Greenwich.  And there’s a graceful bow of light and heat before the festival of street theatre begins. Everyone seems a little lighter here. So I walk out by The Cutty Sark to … Continue reading

“Greenwich Means Time” by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence Greenwich Means Time or If Time flies When Your Having Fun Set Your Clocks Back. Let’s rock the boat of time stop the clock and light Let’s have nights in the daytime, daytime at night … Continue reading

Introducing GDIF’s writer in residence: Lemn Sissay

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By Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director at GDIF Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay is GDIF’s first ever writer in residence. He comes to Greenwich having curated the world’s first Literature Festival of the Sea in Southend and has also travelled the oceans … Continue reading

Incredible Edible Street Theatre in Greenwich by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence “Business or pleasure ”.   I ‘m stumped “Bleasure” I say because  it’s my business. And it is my pleasure.  She spreads a healthy  helping of seasoned spicy lamb onto the flat bread.  “my … Continue reading

Brave New World in Greenwich by Lemn Sissay

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By Lemn Sissay, GDIF writer in residence There’s a fish tank in Greenwich Waterstones bookshop. A fish tank! I like it.  I ask a staff member how long it’s been there. “Eleven years” she says.  I introduce myself grandiloquently as writer … Continue reading