BORN::FREE is one of London’s leading platforms for African and Afro-diasporic poetry and new writing.
With a focus on critique, creation and craft, the literary movement presents the next edition of Veranda, a series of experimental performance events centring Black British voices. September's edition features the don dada of east London Gboyega Odubanjo, the wickedest wordsmith Chelle OT, and DJ/producer/sheller Lex Amor; they'll be joined by the Veranda house band formed of a group of young musicians who will be jamming throughout the night.
Curated by poet/educator Belinda Zhawi, writer/theatre-maker Malakaï Sargeant & writer/filmmaker Chima Nsoedo, expect an informal yet insightful evening of live performance and readings packed with laughs and deep hums; many lessons and many blessings.
Doors 7:30pm; ticket prices are suggested donations – you can also pay what you can on the door.
Open mic slots are available – email us with examples of your work and if you would like to do something with the band. #BF_veranda
Cover image: Oriste Etemi-Olugbo