Lawrence is a poet.  His work is influenced by various experiences of growing up in and around Easton and St Paul’s, Bristol where he is exposed to a medley of culture, identity and heritage.  The impact of social imbalance on minority communities has had a deep and lasting impression on who he is and what he does.

Lawrence has a passion for storytelling across various media. He has developed short films, engaged in workshops with young people, curated exhibitions and published two collections of poetry; Inner City Tales and Hoostory.

Lawrence was appointed as Ujima Radio’s poet in residence in 2016 and since then has been working on several projects including poetry, film and a first novel.

Lawrence is currently developing a new project and art installation, CARGO with Michael Jenkins from 8th Sense Media

The narrative for CARGO looks at Bristol’s and the African diaspora’s histories and legacies.

CARGO uses Bristol’s unique historical legacy to pull together the threads of self-determination which forged or even arguably led to Peaches Golding, OBE, being appointed as Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.

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