Khadija Ibrahim, Beehive Poets and other Yorkshire Poets
Friday 30th October 2015 at 7pm
Ganges, Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, BD1 4TY
Tickets: Free Event
The Beehive Poets area small but open group formed in 1999 who met weekly at the new Beehive Inn on the Westgate, Bradford. Being a mutually supportive group, they provide a respectful platform for poets and newcomers are welcomed by the group.
Khadijah Ibrahim, born in Leeds of Jamaican parentage is hailed as one of the most prolific poets by BBC Radio. She has appeared alongside the likes of Linton Kwesi Johnson, Lemn Sissay and Benjamin Zephaniah. She is a literary activist, researcher, educator and Artistic director of Leeds Young Authors. Educated at the University of Leeds, she has a BA Honours in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies and a MA in Theatre Studies. Her recent collection was published in 2014 by Peepal Tree Press.