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    In the Black Fantastic R.A.P Party

    Fri 15 Jul, 10pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
    Literature & poetry
    £10
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    Side portrait of Inua Ellams with a background collage
    Heather Tomlinson & Adama Jalloh

    A night of knockout lines and top-notch bars as poetry inspired by myth, fantasy and Afrofuturism is paired with top-notch hip-hop.

    Part of the Southbank Centre’s In the Black Fantastic Weekender, this event features poets sharing work inspired by the same themes as our Hayward Gallery exhibition In the Black Fantastic.

    Curated by Inua Ellams, this event celebrates how these themes can be a gateway to creative and cultural liberation.

    Part of the Southbank Centre’s In the Black Fantastic Weekender, this event features poets sharing work inspired by the same themes as our Hayward Gallery exhibition In the Black Fantastic.

    Curated by Inua Ellams, this event celebrates how these themes can be a gateway to creative and cultural liberation.

    The R.A.P (Rhythm and Poetry) Party is an exhilarating, vibrant, live literature event. Founded by Inua Ellams, it is a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss evening of poems inspired by hip-hop culture, paired with favourite hip-hop songs.

    Poetry line-up:
    Victoria Adukwei Bulley
    Inua Ellams
    Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa
    Malaika Kegode
    Jacob Sam La-Rose
    Nick Makoha
    Shanay Neusum-James
    Courttia Newland
    Lola Oh
    Kareem Parkins-Brown

    Need to know

    This event is no longer British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

    Dates & times

     

    Fri 15 Jul, 10pm - 1am

    Approximate run time: 180 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entry£10*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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    Venue

    Queen Elizabeth Hall

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