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Hawwa in Coventry’s Creative Quarter: The Future Is Coming
Episode 69th May 2022 • Our Cov • Coventry City of Culture Trust
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From reading aloud at school to writing poetry for the stage; thanks to Coventry City of Culture, 15 year old Hawwa is city’s first ever young poet laureate!

Having played a part in Little Amal’s visit to the city and the 60th anniversary of Coventry’s Cathedral production ‘Ghost in the Ruins’, Hawwa shares her amazement at escaping the classroom to get a taste of the real arts and cultural world. Her ethos? Is simply that “poetry is for everyone”.

Hawwa lives in the Stoke area of the city, and goes to school in Hillfields. Yet in this episode of Our Cov Podcast, we walk with her amongst the boutiques and market stalls of Coventry’s creative quarter - Fargo Village.

This episode includes an illustrated reading of Hawwa's poem simply titled: ‘Coventry’.

‘Our Cov’ podcast series is a Coventry City of Culture Trust commission, created and produced by A Small Furry Bear Productions.

Sound design and exec producer: Clare Freeman. Assistant producer: Holly Close.

Features music by Mintakaa. You can hear their songs on Spotify.

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