Bolton School Senior Boys

School Hosts Lemn Sissay MBE for Free Lecture

Bolton School will host a free lecture from poet, author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay on Tuesday 29th November at 7.00pm in the Girls’ Division Great Hall.

Members of the public are invited to join Bolton School pupils and staff for this occasion.

Lemn Sissay was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. His landmark poems are installed throughout Manchester and London and his Morning Tweets describe the dawn. His online biography declares that ‘his head is in London where he is based, his heart is in Manchester where he is not, his soul is in Addis and his vibe is in New York where his mother lives.

He has written not only books of poetry but also articles, records, broadcasts, public art, commissions and plays.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Tuesday 29th November, beginning at 7.00pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night.


Event Contact: Mrs Julie Hone, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Arts (

Photo credit: Aida Muluneh 2013 Addis Ababa

Photo credit: Aida Muluneh © 2013 Addis Ababa