03 December 2021, 7pm.

An evening with Candlestick Press: Christmas Movies: A Double Bill of Festive Poems. An online Zoom launch of Candlestick’s new anthology of poems about Christmas films. With readings by a whole host of guest poets from around the world including Panya Banjoko reading ‘The Stopover’ – this will be an uplifting celebration of some best-loved films.

Book your place on Eventbrite.

19 September 2021, 12.00pm – 1:00pm

Black British History Through The Lens – Vanley Burke, ‘the godfather of Black British photography’, is joined by leading writer and campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE, creator of the 100 Great Black Britons list and co-author of the book, as they use a special selection of his iconic photographs as a starting point to explore the last 50 years of Black British history. This event is chaired by leading poet and archivist Panya Banjoko who is co-founder of the Nottingham Black Archive. Location: Blackfriars Prior, Ladybellegate St, Gloucester, GL1 2HN

17 July 2021, 11.00am – 2:00pm

Poetry You Can Hold is part of The Festival of Small Things, a celebration of true encounters, intimate exchanges and the joy of things you can hold.Taking place all around Nottingham.

Panya Banjoko with a typewriter will be stationed across the city of Nottingham, typing out poems by hand for passersby, 11am – 2pm, at A Room Full of Butterflies, Sherwood.

30 May 2021, 5.45pm – 8:00pm

Booking Here:

27 May 2021, 10:10am-1:00pm

Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference

I will be speaking about Nottingham Black Archive as activism at the Derbyshire Creative Heritage Conference. Booking via Eventbrite in the link below.

19 May 2021, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Henry Normal’s New Poetry Society

Panya and Henry chat about life and poetry. Free: Booking required: More info:

9 April 2021, 10:30-11:30am 

WEM Conference 2021: Panel The Power of Poetry 

Poetry comes in many guises and our panellists are as diverse in their outlook and experience as they are in their style of writing. We ask them what it is about poetry that draws them to it, and how it informs their work in general. Can anyone learn to be a poet and can writing poetry make us better writers?  

Chair: Emteaz Hussain Panel: Panya Banjoko; Sue Dymoke, John Berkavitch.

25 March 2021, 7:00pm-9:30pm


WRAP Café gives you a chance to meet up every month with a community of other writers and readers, to talk, listen to their work – and maybe share your own.Sign up beforehand for our five-minute Open Mic slots and read us your prose, poetry, plays – why not take along your work from the WRAP writing workshops? Make your voice heard like never before in this café for creatives. On Thursday 25 March we’ll be treated to a performance from Nottingham poet, Panya Banjoko.

24 March 2021, 7pm
Supported by Panya Banjoko and Lauren Morey
Chaired by Jenni Ramone

Space is limited; advance registration required. Click here for registration link.

12 March 2021, 10-11.30am

Creative Writing with Panya Banjoko

Get experimental with poet Panya Banjoko and create poetry in response to the theme ‘where the power lies’. Book via Eventbrite here.

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