Kae Tempest: On Connection
In a voice that’s unmistakable for its raw honesty and piercing clarity, the writer and performer meditates on creative connection in a streamed event.
In their first book of non-fiction, On Connection, Kae Tempest explores how creativity can cultivate greater self-awareness and help establish a deeper relationship between ourselves and the world.
The book draws on Tempest’s twenty years’ experience as a writer and performer, electrifying audiences and readers alike.
Tempest says: ‘Connection is the first step towards any act of acknowledgement, accountability or responsibility. It offers, whether fleeting or long-lasting, a closeness to all others. It is jubilant. Ecstatic. Without fear.’
Join Tempest as they reflect on the nature of creativity and connection in conversation with comedian and writer Athena Kugblenu, broadcast from our Royal Festival Hall.
Kae Tempest is a Sunday Times-bestselling author, poet and recording artist.
Tempest won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award, was nominated for a Costa Book Award and a BRIT Award, has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize twice and was nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards. They were also named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, a decennial accolade.
They released their fourth studio album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, in 2019, produced by Rick Rubin.
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