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Meet the author of 'Windrush Child

Reading and book signing by celebrated author John Agard at SS Great Britain. John Agard has just published a new novel for children called ‘Windrush Child’ to celebrate 75 years of Windrush this year.


Please buy tickets via Lyra Poetry Festival, not SS Great Britain. Link to book here:



Price: £5 / £4

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 15:00 - 16:00

We are delighted to present another afternoon of family poetry fun at Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Join legendary poet John Agard for a special reading of Windrush Child, plus works from his other children’s books, which include When Creature Met Creature and Follow That Word.

The event will take place at the Viridor Theatre, with the stunning backdrop of the dockyard and ship. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. Suitable for ages 6+ and the whole family.

"you're stepping into history bringing your Caribbean eye to another horizon"

Event produced in association with Renaissance One.

(Photo credit: Renaissance One)

Part of Lyra - Bristol Poetry Festival 2023.