George the Poet is a London-born spoken word performer
of Ugandan heritage. His innovative brand of musical poetry has won him
critical acclaim both as a recording artist and social commentator and seen his
work broadcast to billions of people worldwide.
In the summer of 2018, he
opened the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with his poem ‘The
Beauty of Union’, and in 2019, his audio offering Have You Heard George’s Podcast? won a prestigious Peabody Award and 5 Gold British Podcast Awards,
including the highly-coveted Podcast of the Year. The podcast was described by
BBC R4 as “a story that could change the world”. George has just launched
chapter 3 of the podcast and is now embarking on a PhD.