Celebrating diversity in voice and performance, our monthly live music and poetry night welcomes poets lisa luxx, Rishi Dastidar and Emily Berry.
Out-Spoken is hosted by Joelle Taylor, with Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B throughout the evening.
lisa luxx is an activist and poet of British and Syrian heritage. In 2021 she toured UK theatres with the show for her 60-minute poem Eating the Copper Apple, produced by a team of all-Arab women artists. Her debut book, Fetch Your Mother’s Heart, is out now through Out-Spoken Press.
Rishi Dastidar’s pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019 and his second collection, Saffron Jack, is published in the UK by Nine Arches Press. He is also editor of The Craft: A Guide to Making Poetry Happen in the 21st Century, and co-editor of Too Young, Too Loud, Too Different: Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.
Emily Berry is a poet and editor living in London. She is the author of two books of poems, Dear Boy and Stranger, Baby and a co-writer of The Breakfast Bible, a compendium of breakfasts. Her third poetry collection, Unexhausted Time, is published by Faber in 2022. She is the editor of The Poetry Review and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Need to know
For ages 16+
Dates & times
- Standard entry £10*
- Early Bird tickets £7, limited availability
- Concessions 25%**
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the venues, so please leave large bags at home.
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Purcell Room is located in Queen Elizabeth Hall. For step-free access please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.
Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.