Louise Wallwein MBE, a renowned and award-winning poet, playwright and performer, gives the 11th annual LGBT History Month lecture
This lecture contains strong language.
Louise Wallwein MBE, a renowned and award-winning poet, playwright and performer, gives the 11th annual LGBT History Month lecture organised by the University’s LGBT+ Advisory Group and the Equality and Diversity Unit.
Louise has written and performed plays for National Theatre Wales, Contact, The Royal Exchange, Sydney Opera House, Red Ladder, Sheffield Crucible and BBC Radio 3 and 4, and an award winning one woman show on the wing of a WWII Shackleton aircraft in Manchester. Louise has undertaken writing residencies in Queensland and at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada, and is a BBC Contains Strong Language Poet in residence.
Louise has achieved many accolades in her career but more recently her work to ‘make excellent art co-created with and for the people’ was recognised when she was appointed as an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for services to Spoken Word Music and outstanding achievement in the Community. Last year Louise won the Manchester Culture Award for Best Performance for her play Hidden which was created through a programme of public engagement and creative enquiry into the lived experience of young onset dementia.