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    Out-Spoken: June

    Thu 30 Jun, 7.45pm
    Part of Out-Spoken
    Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
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    Out-Spoken

    Salena Godden, Victoria Kennefick and Rachael Allen perform live poetry sets, while outer-worldly electronica music is provided by Stanlæy, at the June edition of Out-Spoken.

    The event is hosted by Joelle Taylor, with Sam ‘Junior’ Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.

    Rachael Allen is the author of Kingdomland (Faber) and co-author of numerous artists’ books, including Nights of Poor Sleep (Prototype), Almost One, Say Again! (Slimvolume), Green at an Angle (Kestle Barton) and Material (Loose Joints).

    Victoria Kennefick won the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet for White Whale (Southword Editions, 2015).

    Her latest collection, Eat or We Both Starve was nominated for the TS Eliot Prize and Costa Poetry Award 2021, and was a Guardian and Irish Times Book of the Year.

    Salena Godden is one of Britain’s best loved poets and performers. She is also a broadcaster, memoirist and essayist, and is widely anthologised. She has published several volumes of poetry, the latest of which is Pessimism is for Lightweights, and a literary childhood memoir, Springfield Road.

    In November 2020 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Mrs Death Misses Death is her debut novel. It was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2021 and film and TV rights have been optioned by Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures.

    This event is part of Purcell Sessions

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    Age recommendation

    For ages 16+

    Dates & times

    Thu 30 Jun, 7.45pm
    Approximate run time: 135 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%**


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