Black History Month @The London Library R.A.P. Party

Thursday 28 October 2021

Inua Ellams brings his exhilarating live literature phenomenon the R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party to The London Library


For Black History Month, poet Inua Ellams brings his exhilarating live literature phenomenon the R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party to The London Library for a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, evening of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.Ten poets + a DJ = the best night out you’ll ever have in a library – or anywhere, for that matter.

‘A truly fluid literary event not just mingling poetry and music together seamlessly, but also bringing different tribes of poets: ages, races, gender, styles together. You will be moved in your heart and in your head.’— Roger Robinson

Line up tbc…

Inua Ellams is a Nigerian-born, UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the BBC. His latest play was an adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters set in Nigeria, staged at the National Theatre. The Actual his fifth poetry release, and first full collection was published in 2020 by Penned in the Margins.

N.B. This event will take place in-person at The London Library in alignment with up-to-date government COVID recommendations. Doors (and the bar) open at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start.

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