Poet Benjamin Zephaniah takes to the stage in Winchester this month

Poetry fans should enjoy a talk from the inspirational writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, who heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 29 September.

One of Britain’s most remarkable poets – though unable to read and write when he was at school – Zephaniah takes to the stage for his first tour in eight years to coincide with the release of his autobiography, The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah.

During the show Zephaniah will explain how he fought injustice in the race riots of the 1980s and discrimination and share a selection of stories and poems, which take from his Jamaican heritage.

Not only a writer and poet, Zephaniah has also recorded reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. His artistic work on the whole combines rap, pop, realism and politics.

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah will be available after the performance, when there will also be a post-show chat and book signing.

Benjamin Zephaniah: The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Sunday 29 September, at 7.30pm. Find out more, or book tickets, at theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.