The R.A.P Party @ 91
Featuring: Kat Francois, Lewis Buxton, Antonia King, Will Harris, Fran Lock, Joshua Judson, Eleanor Penny, Marvin Thompson, Theresa Lola and Inua Ellams.
Kat Francois - Kat Francois is a performance artist, poet, actor and playwright. A youth and adult workshop facilitator. Kat was the first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, on BBC3 in 2004, and a year later went on to win the World Slam Poetry Championships in Rotterdam.
Lewis Buxton - Lewis Buxton is a poet and arts producer, he leads creative writing workshops in school and libraries around the country. In 2016 he founded TOAST, an arts project dedicated to the professional development of poets in the U.K. He is currently working on his first pamphlet about sport, masculinity & boyhood.
Antonia King is a mystery to all.
Will Harris - Will Harris is an Assistant Editor at The Rialto. He has published a pamphlet of poems, All this is Implied. Mixed-Race Superman, an essay on Barack Obama, Keanu Reeves and the meaning of heroism, will be published by Peninsula Press in May. His work also features in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation.
Fran Lock - Fran Lock is the author of three poetry collections, Dogtooth (Out- Spoken Press, 2017), The Mystic and the Pig Thief (Salt Publishing, 2014), and Flatrock (Little Episodes Publishing, 2011). She won the 2015 Outspoken Poetry Prize.
Joshua Judson - Joshua Judson is a poet, facilitator and editor. He is an alumnus of the Mouthy Poets program at Nottingham Playhouse, and is part of the Barbican Young Poets community. His work has appeared in The North and Magma. He is a student at Guildhall School of Drama in London, where he is in his final year studying Performance & Creative Enterprise.
Eleanor Penny - Eleanor Penny is an alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets programme. She produces and hosts poetry podcast Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, supported by Spread the Word and the Arts Council England. Her first pamphlet is due out in mid-2018, published by flipped eye.
Marvin Thompson - Marvin Thompson lives in mountainous south Wales. In 2016, he was one of three poets selected for the Primers 2 mentoring scheme run by The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press. In 2017, he won third place in Ambit Magazine’s international poetry competition.
Theresa Lola - Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian Poet, she was shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize. In 2017 she won the Hammer and Tongue National Poetry Slam. She is part of SXWKS and Octavia Women of Color collective. She runs RAP Party with Inua Ellams.
Inua Ellams - Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He was recently awarded the Liberty Human Rights Award for his one-man show, 'An Evening with an Immigrant' in 2017.
Venue: Ninety One
Address: 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QR
Tickets: £8/£6(Concessions), buy Here