Meet The Poets

 Tolu Agbelusi

Tolu Agbelusi is a Poet, Performer and Youth Facilitator with a commanding, heartfelt voice that does not shy away from discussing difficult matters. She is often described as a "gentle but powerful writer whose emotion comes through and hits deep" whenever she takes the stage. 

In 2015, she wrote and performed ‘Cherry Tree House’ a bespoke one woman play as part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Home Theatre UK season; was commissioned to write and perform by the IWM for their Peter Kennard exhibit, by Pathways for their Stories of Rebirth project as part of which her poem was exhibited at the Gefrye Museum of Home and she wrote and performed as part of Bards without Borders who are touring the UK in 2016. The Home Is... Project is Tolu’s brainchild. 

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Tshaka Cambell

Tshaka Menelip Imhotep Campbell is a mesmerizing Writer, Poet, Performer and Griot. His ability to draw the audience into his stories with beautiful  imagery, and authentic emotion makes him an endless inspiration.

Originally from England, and of Jamaican descent, Tshaka moved to the United States at the age of 10 and only returned to the UK in 2008. As a performer, he is recognized as an accomplished artist and performer and was voted one of the 25 people to know in San Francisco. Performance accolades include not only being a member of the 2004 Nuyorican Poetry National Poetry Slam Team and the 2006 Hollywood National Champion Slam Poetry team, but he also earned the Grand Champion title at the 2005 San Francisco and 2007 Hollywood Championships. He has toured internationally and featured at theatres from the legendary Appollo Theatre in New York to the Southbank Centre and Ronnie Scotts in London.

Tshaka has released 3 albums fusing poetry and music - One, Bloodlines and Skin Vol 1, which can be found at or at

He has published a collection of poems entitled TarMan” and released a collection of short stories, prose and poetry in 2007 entitled Muted Whispers that is currently available in stores and libraries.

Tshaka is in the process of writing a long awaited one man show. He continues to challenge his audience to LISTEN DIFFERENT.

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  Russeni Fisher

Russenï Fisher was born in Jamaica in 1994, where he lived with his grandma till the age of 8, before joining his parents in the United Kingdom. From a very young age, he showed a flare for drama and the performing arts which continues to grow and endear his audiences.

Russenï first dabbled with Spoken Word in 2011, when he performed as the opening act at the Oval House Writer’s Rave. Soon after, he was invited to join ‘Poets Platform’ at the Theatre Royal Stratford East under the tutelage of Kat Francois. As part of poet’s platform, his writing and performance skills were sharpened and showcased in several sell out shows. As a solo poet, he has graced stages across London including at the Olympic park, Roundhouse, Heart Felt, Under the Skin, etc. In 2012, he won third place at the Roundhouse Poetry Slam and later won the Word4Word Slam after being runner up for 2 consecutive years. 

Russenï is also a member of a male trio known as ‘Rhythm of Men’ who are highly sought after young poets with exceptional performance ability and a depth of content that speaks to the issues of our times. Having performed on numerous stages including as opening act for the Last Poets at the Love Box Festival 2015, guest features at the Strive Festival Southbank,   they won an award for Best Poets at the UEA Awards 2015.

Aware of the value of spoken word, Russenï has volunteered and contributed to various projects involving young people and poetry including Shake the Dust, Twelve Talents & Writers and Scribez where he has taught workshops and provided support to up and coming writers.Russenï Fisher was also one of 30 performers selected to perform in Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Home Theatre UK 2015 season in collaboration with international theatre groups.  At such a young age, Russenï has accomplished much. It would be an understatement to say he has a bright future ahead that is sure to set the entertainment industry ablaze.

Belinda Zhawi

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwe born London based writer and educator. Most of her work focuses on her memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe whilst exploring the role this has played in shaping the narrative of her. Belinda was a shortlisted Young London Laureates for 2015/16. She has graced stages including Africa Writes, TATE Britain and Bestival. In May 2013 she featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She co-runs the monthly poetry night born free Fridays.

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Jemilia Wisdom

Jemilia Wisdom a writer, poet, scribe, lover of language. Founder of arts company Writerz and Scribez CIC she has been commissioned to produce work for Hackney Empire, Geffrye Museum, EE and performed across the country at Holloway Women's Prison, Battersea Arts Centre, Olympic Park and Richmix. Passionate about art as social action she has partnered on projects with Crisis Skylight, CAHMS, Creative Collisions, Pathway UK and BBC Radio 4 on issues such as homelessness, youth unemployment and mental health.

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