Kae Tempest
photo credit Wolfgang Tillmans
Spoken Word

Kae Tempest

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Fri 10 May 2024
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An exclusive event with former Brighton Festival Guest Director (2017), Kae Tempest performs a night of mesmerising spoken word from their back catalogue.

Divisible by Itself and One is their latest collection of poetry, a political and moral exploration of the human form, the body as boundary and how we are read by the world. It follows the release of several other poetry collections as well as a Sunday Times-bestselling novel The Bricks That Built the Houses (2017) and the book length essay On Connection (2020). 

Kae’s thought-provoking lyricism also spans into music and rap. Their first two solo albums Everybody Down (2014) and Let Them Eat Chaos (2016) were nominated for the Mercury Prize, their third album The Book of Traps and Lessons (2019) was shortlisted for two Ivor Novello awards. 

2023 saw the critically acclaimed BBC 2 Arena Documentary Being Kae Tempest delve into Kae’s life as a multi-talented poet, rapper, playwright and recording artist, during a time of profound personal and artistic change.

With support from Subira Joy.

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