Linton Kwesi Johnson starring in - Refugee Council
June 14, 2004

Linton Kwesi Johnson starring in

Dub! – a benefit night for the Refugee Council

Linton Kwesi Johnson is to star in a one-off special evening of dub and poetry, in aid of the Refugee Council. The event takes place during Refugee Week on Wednesday 16 June at the Ion Bar (161-165 Ladbroke Grove, nearest tube Ladbroke Grove) London.

Known as the ‘world’s first reggae poet’, Linton Kwesi Johnson is revered across the globe for his original and award-winning mix of dub, poetry and reggae. He is also an established journalist and producer.

Whitbread Novel Award winner Patrick Neate, author of Twelve Bar Blues is hosting the evening, which also features spoken-word performances by Crisis and the poet and storyteller Fatima Kelleher. Music for the night will be provided by Gavin Alexander of CDR / Attica Blues All-Stars, and regular DJ at Plastic People.

Tickets are available in advance from Ticketmaster on 08701 500 044 or on the door. Advance tickets cost £6/£5 concessions, or £8/£7 on the door. The doors open at 6pm and the programme begins promptly at 7.

For media enquiries only, contact Hannah Ward on 020 7840 4404 or email