Status: On-sale Friday 21st September at 9am (Updated on 14th September 2018)
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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Event ends at 11:00 PM
Age: You must be 16 years of age or more to attend this event (no exceptions) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.
About Hussain Manawer
Between the grit of East London and the charisma of Essex sits the unassuming town named Ilford, home to internationally recognised poet, Hussain Manawer.
Drawing inspiration from Mike Skinner, JK Rowling and Tupac Shakur, it was the many nights in Valentine’s Park where Manawer began to perfect his craft. Carving out a new genre of socially conscious art for the masses, the ‘Original Mummy’s Boy’ has just released his latest body of work entitled ‘Homemade’, a 4 track poetry grief cycle through Universal Music Virgin Emi, to critical praise:
“This is powerful, it is breaking stereotype and people are loving it” Buzzfeed UK
Hussain recently launched the UK’s largest mental health festival in partnership with Twitter UK at Hackney Empire and received an Honorary Fellowship from the prestigious Kings College London for his work in mental health and public sciences.
Hussain has already supported superstar Ellie Goulding at the Royal Albert Hall, iconic Oscar winning actress, Cher, and was requested to curate a one-off poem by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, entitled ‘London’s Legacy’ to celebrate the launch of the first night tube.
Infiltrating the worlds of entertainment, finance and business, to name a few – through his campaign work and poetry, the Ilford based wordsmith is challenging the stigma that exists around the topic of mental health.