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The R.A.P Party #33

  • Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN United Kingdom (map)
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The Homegrown Festival Poetry R.A.P Party, featuring…


Cecilia Knapp is a poet, playwright and performer and has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK's young poets to watch. Her first show "Finding Home" was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively.

Gboyega Odubanjo is a British-Nigerian poet born and raised in East London. In 2018 he completed an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of East Anglia. His debut pamphlet, While I Yet Live, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2019.

Maxine Sibihwana is a Ugandan 22 year old poet. Her work grapples with navigating grief, displacement and religion in the modern African woman's identity and is currently part of the Roundhouse poetry collective of 2018/19. 

Malakaï is a writer and Artistic Director of participatory theatre company The S+K Project. He has been commissioned by Nationwide, & Apples & Snakes. Other work is forthcoming in Wasafiri and Unbound (2018). He is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets.

Oshanti Ahmed is a poet and performer. She was one of the winners of National Slambassador cohort of 2016 for The Poetry Society and is currently part of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective 2019. 

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book and was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize in 2018. He teaches poetry at the Faber Academy.

Thembe is a South African born poet based in London. She was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize in 2017 for her poetry pamphlet, We that Wither Beneath, out on 21st March 2019. She is a TEDx speaker and a member of The Roundhouse poetry collective. 

Troy Cabida (b. 1995) is a Filipino poet, editor and producer from south west London. A Barbican Young Poets alum (2016-2018), he is an editor for Siblíní Journal as well as producer for London open mic night Poetry and Shaah. 

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet. She is the joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. Her debut collection is ‘In Search of Equilibrium’ is described as an ‘extraordinary, and exacting study of death and grieving.’

Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and has published four books of poetry. His  fourth play ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ sold out its run at England’s National Theatre.


Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Time: 8pm
Address: Lavender Hill, London, SW11 5TN
Tickets: £10/£8 / book Here

Earlier Event: February 14
The R.A.P Party #32