Zia Ahmed

Poet, writer, Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion, and Cape Farewell’s climate poet-in-residence 2014/15

man performing poetry on intimate stage
Zia Ahmed performing at Rhyme and Reason, during Climate Week 2014, at the London School of Economics.

Poet and writer Zia Ahmed was Cape Farewell’s Climate Poet-in-residence in 2014/15. Zia performed at our Rhyme and Reason poetry slam event at the LSE in February 2014 and Cape Farewell were blown away with his creativity, style and dry humour. His unique style gives a complete new and very personal approach to how climate plays a role in our own lives.

Zia is a member of the Elephant Collective – a collective of writers, poets, rappers, visual artists, producers and storytellers. They have performed around the world from New York to Berlin, Paris to Sofia, popping up everywhere from BBC radio, to CNN, to festival stages, sipping tea and telling stories. Performance highlights include; Bestival, the House of Commons, Secret Garden Party, London’s Southbank Centre and many more. Zia won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2011.

Whole Earth? launch event with Zia Ahmed for ArtCOP21
Climate Poet-in-Residence programme

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