Roll Over Atlantic

Monday 15 May

John Agard wears a floppy velvet hat, and looks out through a life buoy surrounded by tropical plants

Winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Caribbean-British poet John Agard performs a quirky reimagining of the notorious voyage of Christopher Columbus. Written in verse and performed against a background soundscape of Atlantic
murmurings and mosquito symphonies, Agard’s satirical one-man show takes his audience on a fantastical, fanatical historic voyage into the birth of a new world that still bears relevance to contemporary issues.

‘Agard is a mesmeric performer’ Peter Forbes, Poet and Critic

Event runs: c. 2 hrs (including interval)

Visit John Agard's Poetry Archive page here

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich
Writers’ Centre Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature
UNESCO City of Literature