“They’d kept him, seven long years; hidden behind a crumpled wall in a cavernous shelter…”
A shadow puppet performance of ‘One of a Kind’ – a poem written and read by Panya Banjoko. Panya is a Nottingham-based writer, storyteller and poet. In 2017 this poem was commended in the Writing East Midlands Aurora poetry competition.
Filmed & edited by Tim Chesney as part of City Arts’ Words of Wisdom project.
About Panya Banjoko
Panya Banjoko is a writer, poet, PhD Researcher at Nottingham Trent University and founder of Nottingham Black Archive. Panya has performed widely, including the 2012 Olympic Games, and as part of the award winning film, Brit I Am, directed by Andi Osho, and as part of a BBC Documentary based on the Olympian Jamie Baulch. In 2008, Women in the Arts awarded Panya Outstanding Achievement in poetry and in 2016 C-Hub Magazine awarded her Best Performer.
About ‘Words of Wisdom’
City Arts’ Words of Wisdom projects offered people aged 55+ a chance to take part in writing and poetry workshops. Run by professional writers, the workshops took place in community venues across Nottingham. City Arts worked with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature & Nottingham City Libraries to bring the project to people in Nottingham. It was supported by Celebrating Age – a fund from Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation.