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Weekend Picks: An Evening with an Immigrant

Derby Theatre, 11th March - 20:00 - onwards

Credit: Inua Ellams.

Inua Ellams was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in an area of Nigeria which is now largely considered to be a territory of the Boko-Haram terror group.

In 1996 the award-winning poet and playwright left Africa for England aged 12. Since moving to the UK Inua has moved around, lived in Ireland and now, in this intimate evening he tells his story of escaping fundamentalist Islam, directing an arts festival and drinking wine with the Queen.

You can hear his story this weekend at the Derby Theatre.


Identity revealed of man stabbed in Derby

Liam Pennick Credit: Family handout

Derbyshire police have revealed the identity of a man who was stabbed to death in Allenton in Derby last week.

Officers were called to Allen Street just before 6pm on March 2 following reports that a man had been stabbed.

Liam Pennick, who was 34, and from Allen Street was found with fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

James Eames (41), of Allen Street, Allenton, has been charged with murder.

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