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Origins Poetry Night

What roads do we come from? What narratives? What tongues? Origins and the Migration Museum present a night of poetry and music celebrating International Migrants Day, featuring artists from the global majority. Hosted by poets, Ankita Saxena & Rhiya Pau, with performances from local poets, musicians and comedians. Bring an appetite, your hottest moves and deep pockets - all proceeds will go to support the artists and the Migration Museum.

Origins is a duo of award-winning British South-Asian poets, Ankita Saxena and Rhiya Pau. They have performed independently and in collaboration at venues across London including the South Bank Centre and the Barbican, and have had work published by Wasafiri, Bath Magg, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Liminal Transit Review, Arachne Press & Creative Future.

The Migration Museum explores how the movement of people to and from Britain across the ages has shaped who we are – as individuals, as communities, and as a nation. The Migration Museum has been based in Lewisham Shopping Centre since 2020, funds raised will go towards finding the museum a permanent home.