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In 2020, he appeared as a panellist on the BBC television show QI, on the episode "Roaming". [25] Music Amicus is a small legal charity which helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the US. We believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and the concept of equal justice before the law. We work to provide better access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it. In a BBC national poll voted the nations third favorite poet of all times, and the only living one in the top ten. The top ten were: Perry, Kevin (7 March 2006). "Benjamin Zephaniah interview about Naked". London: The Beaver . Retrieved 29 September 2010.

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Listen to Your Parents (included in Theatre Centre: Plays for Young People – Celebrating 50 Years of Theatre Centre (2003) Aurora Metro, also published by Longman, 2007)FACE by Benjamin Zephaniah (The Play) | Teaching Resources". www.tes.com . Retrieved 29 April 2021. Zephaniah became a vegetarian at age 11, [28] and then became a vegan at the age of 13 [29] [30] when he read poems about "shimmering fish floating in an underwater paradise, and birds flying free in the clear blue sky". [ citation needed]

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Ungaged is a peaceful international animal protection organisation based in Sheffield, England. Its main campaigns are against animal experiments (vivisection); against xenotransplantation animal to human transplants. While living in London, Zephaniah was caught up in the 1980s race riots and experienced racism on a regular basis: [10] This hospital ward is name after Benjamin Zephaniah. We have reason to believe that this is the only hospital ward named after a living person that is not royalty. Benjamin often visits the ward to talk to patients, perform poetry, and play football! A Poet Called Benjamin Zephaniah". Benjaminzephaniah.com. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011 . Retrieved 10 May 2011. Based in Stratford East London, Discover Children’s Story Centre is London’s only children’s museum. It is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing, learning and making up stories together .Aston Hall 1". Antiques Roadshow. Series 44. Episode 4. 7 November 2021. BC Television . Retrieved 11 November 2021. Zephaniah lived for many years in East London; however, in 2008, he began dividing his time between a village near Spalding, Lincolnshire and Beijing in China. [56] He is a keen language learner and has studied Mandarin Chinese for over a decade. [57] The Prison Phoenix Trust encourages prisoners in the development of their spiritual welfare, through the practices of meditation and yoga, working with silence and the breath. They offer personal support to prisoners around the UK and the Republic of Ireland through teaching, workshops, correspondence, books and newsletters – and to prison staff too. They work with people of any faith, or of none, and honour all religions. a b Maciuca, Andra (29 October 2019). "Benjamin Zephaniah on Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley and race riots". Saffron Walden Reporter . Retrieved 29 April 2021.

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In addition to his published writing, Benjamin Zephaniah has produced numerous music recordings, including Us and Dem (1990) and Belly of de Beast (1996), and has also appeared as an actor in several television and film productions, including appearing as Moses in the film Farendg (1990). His first television play, Dread Poets Society, was first screened by the BBC in 1991. His play Hurricane Dub was one of the winners of the BBC Young Playwrights Festival Award in 1998, and his stage plays have been performed at the Riverside Studios in London, at the Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival and on television. His radio play Listen to Your Parents, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000, won the Commission for Racial Equality Race in the Media Radio Drama Award and has been adapted for the stage, first performed by Roundabout, Nottingham Playhouse's Theatre in Education Company, in September 2002. Zephaniah's first book of poetry for children, called Talking Turkeys (1994), was reprinted after six weeks. [11] [12] In 1999, he wrote a novel for teenagers, Face, the first of four novels to date. [13] [14] [15] Statement of Principles". Republic. 29 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 August 2009 . Retrieved 10 May 2011.

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Jamaica: Benjamin Zephaniah calls on Jamaicans everywhere to stand up against homophobia". Amnesty International. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012 . Retrieved 12 October 2012.

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They campaign for social change: advocating for more integrated health services; influencing schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments; and lobbying for anti-discrimination protection and enforcement . Arts exchange programme for young people, artists and educators. Phakama’s approach transcends age, experience and culture. Driven by a common desire to make high quality, creative theatre, it is fuelled instead by the diversity of all those involved. Phakama is committed to the practice of cultural exchange and the celebration of shared experiences; by promoting a non-hierarchical educational philosophy through the medium of the arts and training participants to become the Phakama facilitators of the future. There was one girlfriend that I had, and I actually hit her a couple of times, and as I got older I really regretted it. It burned my conscience so badly. It really ate at me, you know. And I'm a meditator. It got in the way of my meditation." London Metropolitan University (formerly University Of North London) Doctor of Arts and Humanities. 3-Dec-1998His journey to reluctant celebrity has been long and hard. A troubled childhood, dealing with a violent father in Handsworth, “the English capital of Jamaica.” Dropping out of school at 13, learning to read and write at night school at 21. “I got my education from travelling, from talking to people, debating and asking questions about their society. That really excites me. All these observations about life make fascinating poetry,” Zephaniah says. I did like his friends from after the accident the Jamaican sisters and Anthony. I thought that they were interesting and unique characters and I would have loved to learn more about them. Recycling books all over the world.Book-Cycle is a UK based volunteer run Charity. We seek to empower communities in developing countries through the provision of free books and educational resources. We also encourage the reforestation of rural England by offering free trees and information on self-sustainability. This is achieved through your kind donations at our ‘free’ bookshopsand shelves located in community spaces. Birmingham City University (formerly University of Central England) Doctor of the University 8th Feb-2005 The way I treated some of my girlfriends was terrible. At one point I was violent. I was never like one of these persons who have a girlfriend, who'd constantly beat them, but I could lose my temper sometimes."

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