Dr. Aanka Batta

Performance Poet | Curator | Mentor | Consultant

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An Emerging Voice

About Me

Aanka is a South Asian born performance poet, educator, consultant and activist residing in the United Kingdom. Her overall vision bring awareness to issues around race and racial politics, with the hope to contribute towards genuine multiculturalism. 
As an emerging voice in the performance poetry scene, Aanka has performed nationally across theatre venues, poetry events, festivals, conferences and demonstrations. Some of the venues Aanka has covered are: Mayflower theatres (Southampton), The Lighthouse Poole (Poole), The Corn Exchange (Dorchester) and Mosley Baths (Birmingham) amongst others. Aanka has performed at various festivals like Buddhafield, The Sectret Garden Party, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival and Love Jam. Aanka’s poetry draws attention to issues around race, migration and feminism of colour.


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