The irresistible rise of Kate Tempest has been truly remarkable. Starting at age 16, she is now a respected playwright, novelist, poet and recording artist: already under her belt are two albums, two collections of poetry, three critically acclaimed plays and the Ted Hughes Prize for her epic Brand New Ancients.
Kate will be reading from her latest collection of poetry, Hold Your Own, and performing with her band music from her latest Mercury Prize-nominated album Everybody Down. Supporting Kate is one of the most agile up-andcoming lyricists, credited with bringing poetry to a new generation. With his social and political commentary, infectious rhythm and biting wit, Harlesden-born, Cambridge-educated George the Poet has been named as one of BBC Music’s Sound of 2015 as well as making the shortlist for the Critics’ Choice award at this year’s Brits.
Internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish completes the line-up. Reciting words of love, politics, race, breasts and all that comes in between, Hollie was UK Slam poetry champion in 2009, representing the UK and finishing third behind Canada and the USA in the World Poetry Slam Finals in Paris.
Get ready for a very special evening of music and spoken word that brings together three of UK’s most incisive and articulate urban wordsmiths.
- Thu 14 May, 7.30pm
- £16 Standing
Festival Standby £10
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