Quay Words and Penned in the Margins present in Transit by Belinda Zhawi

Transit Shed, The Quay, Exeter, EX2 4AN
Many open books laid out together


Experience a new site-specific performance by poet and musician Belinda Zhawi. In Transit will share stories and histories from the River Exe, probing themes of colonialism, migration, industry and the environment. Tracing the movement of tides, and the movement of people, animals and goods, this mesmerising spoken word performance by Zimbabwean-born, London-based Zhawi will blend reflections on the Exe with her experiences of the Thames: two great rivers bound together by a shared history of trade.

PLEASE NOTE: This performance will take place in the Transit Shed on the Quayside. Tickets are free, but booking recommended. Approximate run time for this performance is one hour.

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work explores Afro-diasporic research and narratives; how art and education can be used as intersectional tools. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Bestival and TATE, with her work published in the anthologies_ Liminal Animals_ and _Casagrande: Rain Of Poems_. In 2013, Zhawi featured on Channel 4’s _Random Acts_. She was the 2016/17 Institute of Contemporary Arts Associate Poet & is co-founder of literary arts platform BORN::FREE. Belinda Zhawi is the author of_ Small Inheritances_ (ignitionpress, 2018).

Produced by Penned in the Margins

Commissioned by Literature Works for Quay Words at Exeter Custom House

We have increased capacity at Quay Words events, so you may be sitting next to someone who is not in your household. We are still taking precautions to ensure our audiences are protected from Covid 19. Please do not attend Quay Words events if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell.

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Quay Words and Penned in the Margins present in Transit by Belinda Zhawi (17 Sept 2022)

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