Poetry and Shaah

Enter a space for expression and healing at an intimate poetry night run by artists of colour, featuring Rakaya Fetuga and Gabriel Akamo.

Poetry night Poetry and Shaah, which celebrated its second birthday in September 2018, is kicking off the National Poetry Library’s Special Edition 2019 series with two poetry powerhouses.

Fetuga, a poet of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage, is the winner of the Word Poetry Prize 2017 and the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2018. She has facilitated workshops in London, Warwick and Newcastle.

Akamo is a Nigerian-British poet, actor, facilitator, and creative producer based in London. He has been commission by institutions such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Academy of Arts. He is a Barbican Young Poet, member of the National Theatre, and a former Roundhouse resident artist (2016 – 2017) with poetry collective Spit the Atom.

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National Poetry Library,

Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed