Bringing the cream of UK writing talent to you, our resident poetry and music night goes online for the very first time.
The evening features sets from poets Jay Bernard and Caleb Femi, and music from singer-songwriter Mysie.
Out-Spoken is hosted by Joelle Taylor, with Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.
This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
Jay Bernard is a poet, writer and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. They won the 2018 Ted Hughes Award for Surge: Side A, a cross-disciplinary exploration of the New Cross Fire in 1981.
The resulting poetry collection, Surge, was published by Chatto and Windus in 2019 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, TS Eliot Prize, Forward Prize for Best First Collection, Dylan Thomas Prize, RSL Ondaatje Prize and John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize. Jay Bernard was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2020.
Poet and director Caleb Femi featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture, and from 2016 to 2018 he was the Young People’s Laureate for London.
Using film, photography and music he pushes the boundaries of poetry on the page, in performance and via digital media. His debut poetry collection POOR was released by Penguin in November 2020 and was a New Statesman and Financial Times book of the year.
Mysie (my-zee) began as Lizbet Sempa, a 16-year-old singer-songwriter and pianist, but developed Mysie to channel the creativity of experimental popular music into her work.
Mysie’s evocatively playful style draws on her diverse influences, from Thundercat to N.E.R.D, as well as her own rich heritage as the granddaughter of a renowned Ugandan jazz musician. Her debut EP, Chapter 11, attracted nationwide acclaim from the likes of BBC 6 Music and NME.
Need to know
For ages 16+
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Dates & times
First broadcast: available from 7.30pm on Sun 28 Mar and for seven days on demand.
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