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Nottstopping: Shreya Sen Handley

Sat 23 May, 2020

Shreya Sen-Handley readings as part of Nottstopping Festival

Join award-winning author, columnist and poet Shreya Sen-Handley for her second Nottstopping gig, in which she takes us to the Delhi of 25 years ago, to its seamier side from a chapter in her book ‘Memoirs of My Body’, and then further back to the London of 1968 of her Welsh National Opera libretto in 'Migrations' where “foreign” doctors invited to join the NHS arrive to find they are not so welcome after all…

“The Thames will foam

With blood like the Tiber

Let’s fight this migrant flood

Let me recover our once golden land

Put your fate in my hands.”

The opera goes on tour in the UK in 2021, and Shreya is sharing snippets from it for the first time. A Nottstopping exclusive.


Join award-winning author, columnist and poet Shreya Sen-Handley for the first of two Nottstopping gigs in which she takes you, first to Corfu, to face the unexpected, with a reading from her recent HarperCollins short story collection, ‘Strange’ - then back to Nottingham and community with her national anti-hate crimes campaign poem ‘No Man is a Sneinton Island’, finishing with a spot of natter.

“I am involved in mankind”

Flowing with mankind.

Down Forest Fields.

To the tram stop.

This time

When it happens

My wits are about me. ..”

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