Arlo Parks: The Magic Border
Join us for a very special evening with Arlo Parks, the Mercury Prize-winning musician and poet, as she launches The Magic Border, her first book.
The Magic Border contains 20 original poems, the lyrics from her second album My Soft Machine along with a previously unpublished artist’s statement about the work, all accompanied by beautiful images from Parks’ collaborator, the photographer Daniyel Lowden.
At this event Parks reads from and discusses the collection, as well as taking part in a Q+A.
Arlo Parks is a singer, songwriter and poet. Her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams was widely acclaimed, earning her the 2021 Mercury Prize, a Brit Award, and Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album. Her sophomore album, My Soft Machine, cements her place as one of the most compelling voices of her generation.
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For ages 16+
The ticket price includes a copy of The Magic Border by Arlo Parks at the discounted price of £10.99 (RRP £16.99).
Your copy must be collected from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer on the night. We are unable to post it to you after the event.
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- Standard entry£30*
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