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In this episode we meet multidisciplinary performer, poet and writer Zena Edwards, who has been involved in performance for over 20 years – as a writer/poet performer, educator and creative project developer. As a lecturer, Zena is interested in demystifying and emboldening grassroots embodied knowledge fusing song, film and poetry. She is the Creative and Education Director for Verse In Dialogue (©ViD) producing projects focusing on live literature, creative community engagement, wellbeing and transformational learning. Zena chose to walk around the Old Tidemill  Gardens in South London, which has now been demolished as part of a regeneration project. She discusses how the starting point of looking at mental health and wellbeing using art brought her to the issue of climate justice, along with state violence against marginalised groups, reclaiming land as an act of resistance and community gardens.
Thank you to Zena and Lola for their time and generosity.

Follow Zena on Twitter: @ZenaEdwards
Learn more about Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine: https://platformlondon.org/background/the-life-of-ken-saro-wiwa/
Check out Voices That Shake!: https://www.voicesthatshake.org/

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