literature & poetry

Out-Spoken: May

Part of Out-Spoken

Poets Raymond Antrobus, Inua Ellams and Rebecca Tamás join us for the first of a new collaborative series with spoken word and music night Out-Spoken.

The evening also features music from singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan and Latin-infused jazz collective Cloudsley.

Out-Spoken, one of London's premier poetry and live music nights, is joining us for a year-long residency, bringing you the best in UK poetry alongside world-class musicians every month.

Hosted by Joelle Taylor, Out-Spoken features Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.

Raymond Antrobus is the recipient of a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. His latest collection The Perseverance was a PBS Winter Choice and named a poetry book of 2018 by Sunday Times and The Guardian.

Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. He has published four books of poetry and his play Barber Shop Chronicles sold out its run at the National Theatre. He is the founder of the Midnight Run and R.A.P Party.

Rebecca Tamás is the author of three poetry pamphlets as well as the co-editor of the anthology Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century. WITCH, her first full-length collection, comes out with Penned in the Margins in March 2019.

Fiona Bevan is a British-Canadian songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. She has toured with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mulvey and Adam Ant, and has penned singles for Tom Walker, 5 Seconds of Summer, Backstreet Boys and One Direction's award-winning number one song 'Little Things'.

Cloudsley is a brand-new London-based collective that fuses Latin and jazz sounds. Here, they showcase their debut album, due to be released in May.

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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

A limited number of £7 early bird tickets are available.