National Poetry Day
As part of our annual National Poetry Day celebration of poems and sounds, we had invited Shruti Chauhan, a British Indian poet and performer based in Leicester and who has won slams internationally in Chicago and Mumbai. She performed at Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, the Green Mill in Chicago, the US Embassy’s American Centre in New Delhi, and at poetry festivals and events across the UK. Shruti was voted Best Spoken Word Performer at the 2018 Saboteur Awards and won the National Poetry Library's Instapoetry competition 2018. Her work was exhibited at Southbank. Shruti wrote the song lyrics for the BBC Four documentary, My Asian Family – The Musical as part of the BBC's Big British Asian Summer season. Her pamphlet, That Which Can Be Heard, is published with Burning Eye Books and we are invited to go to her launch event on Fri 14th June 2019. Entry is free.