Malik's talk will connect the two strands of the Bluecoat's Echoes And Origins project - colonial legacies and looked after children - drawing on a life experience that encompasses both.
This event is in collaboration with WOWFEST22.
Tickets are £5/£3.50.
Malik Al Nasir is a Liverpool-born poet, social researcher and activist. His widely acclaimed 2021 book, Letters To Gil, related his life in the care system and a remarkable relationship with Gil Scott-Heron, who mentored him, from semi-literacy to a masters degree through poetry. He is now undertaking a PhD in history at the University of Cambridge and working on a new book about his roots back to Guyana and the slave plantations of Demerara.
This event takes place indoors. We would encourage all audience members to take appropriate precautions when attending the event. Please consider wearing a mask and testing for COVID-19 ahead of attending the event. Please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness. A full refund will be provided to anyone unable to attend due to illness or isolation.