Opening Keynote with Lemn Sissay MBE

Tuesday 5th July 2016, 6:00pm - 7:15pm BST

Crucible Main Stage

Lemn Sissay will open the Making it Happen agenda at CMC in his inimitable style. The title of his talk is ‘Superman was a Foundling’ – in a wide sweep exploring childhood, and the outsider at the heart of popular culture, Lemn will reveal much about the role of divergence and difference in our lives.

Keynote Producer Angela Ferreira on Lemn:

For those who have never seen Lemn live, this is an unmissable opportunity to hear one of the leading poets of our generation speak with passion and clarity about some of the issues facing children today and what we can do to further nurture, protect and guide them. Lemn has seen more life than many of us will ever experience and his candid message, delivered with fun and playfulness, will leave you with that lightbulb moment –  wondering ‘why, I never thought of that’…

Always challenging stereotypes and the status quo, Lemn is the perfect opening keynote for our conference theme this year.



The Keynote begins with a presentation by Changemaker Jess Thom, Writer, Artist and Part-time Superhero.