Event: Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri, 15 July 2016, London

Jeremy Corbyn and Ben Okri
In Conversation

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London

15 July 2o16


aquotesPoetry and politics meet in a conversation between Ben Okri and Jeremy Corbyn.

On 12 September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in a landslide victory.

On that day he spoke of some of the people who have inspired him on his extraordinary journey. He said ‘The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love.’ The author of those words was Ben Okri.

Okri responded with a poem dedicated to Corbyn, titled A New Dream of Politics.

Now, join us as these two men meet for the first time live on stage. United by a desire to make our world a kinder, fairer place, they discuss the forces that have made them who they are, the state of…

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