Hadrian's Wall Housesteads Fort (National Trust)
When: 19.08.2019 to 23.08.2019
Where: Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian’s Wall runs for a total of 73 miles – at its nearest point it is less than a mile away from the Scottish border but at its furthest, nearly 70 miles. The Wall has multiple owners today; we will be working with the National Trust team, at Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort, Northumberland. Kayo Chingonyi, Places of Poetry’s poet-in-residence, will be working with local residents exploring the changing history of the wall through poetry related activites. He will be running a workshop with D6 an arts organisation from Newcastle who work primarily with immigrant and refugee communities -and have just won a bid for a project from Creative Europe. We are excited to be involved at the start of their project. On 23 August Kayo will run six half hour workshops open to all ages from 10.30 - 4pm. Booking details coming shortly. On Thurs 22 and Sat 24 Kayo will be out and about along the wall recording conversations of people he meets for a podcast.
A brief bio of Kayo. Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987 and moved to the UK at the age of six. He is the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic 2016). Kayo represented Zambia at the Poetry Parnassus at the Southbank Centre as part of the Cultural Olympiad and was awarded a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize as well as residencies from Kingston University, Cove Park and Royal Holloway University of London in partnership with Counterpoint Arts. His acclaimed arts organisation from Newcastle who work primarily with immigrant and refugee communities collection Kumukanda was published by Chatto and Windus in 2017.