London is the Place For Me

Dancing Green Dragon [credit: Maria Nunes Photography]

A weekend festival of Caribbean literature and liming

At this biennial two-dayer, writers, artists and raconteurs from the Caribbean and its diaspora, and guest speakers, probe the narratives of Caribbean artistic expression and identity in a convivial and wide-ranging festival.  

In a year that marks two 70th anniversaries, the docking of the Empire Windrush and the formation of the NHS, we explore the extent and the symbolism of Caribbean migration and endeavour in England whilst also marking the significant presences and contributions long before 1948. The festival also has a focus on the narratives, experiences and hidden histories of the many ethnicities that form a part of the Caribbean’s history and its contemporary diaspora – including African, Chinese, Amerindian, South Asian, European and more.

Featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson, Kerry Young, John Agard, new poems by Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Val Bloom, Jacob Ross, Kei Miller, Shivanee Ramlochan, Hannah Lowe, Kevin Le Gendre, Anita Sethi, Kristy Warren, Gemma Romain, Stephen Bourne, Anna Walker, Celeste Ramos, Michael Brome, and our first festival Calypsonian-in-Residence, Tobago Crusoe. 

Festival curated by Melanie Abrahams. Produced by Renaissance One as part of The Independence Project. 

Image: Maria Nunes Photography 

Series events

Dancing Green Dragon [credit: Maria Nunes Photography]
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London is the Place For Me: Weekend Pass

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London is the Place For Me: Saturday Pass

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Linton Kwesi Johnson on Michael Smith

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LITPFM SUN DAY 2018 credit Maria Nunes Photography
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London is the Place For Me: Sunday Pass

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LITPFM SUN EVE 2018 credit Maria Nunes Photography
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Tilt with John Agard presents London Liming

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