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BORN::FREE presents: Veranda (Spring Weekender edition)

GBP 3.50 - GBP 10.00



Mar 15 2020 19:00 - Mar 16 2020 00:00


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. The Spring Weekender instalment brings together some of London's most versatile poets from all corners of the city – Olivia Douglass (Slow Tongue, Palm as Portal), Victoria Adukwei Bulley (MOTHER TONGUES, Octavia) + Caleb Femi (former young people’s laureate for London, POOR + sxwks). They'll be joined by the Veranda house band, led by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Ricketts

Curated & hosted by poet/educator Belinda Zhawi, writer/theatre-maker Malakaï Sargeant & writer/filmmaker Chima Nsoedoexpect an informal yet insightful evening of live performance and readings packed with laughs and deep hums; many lessons and many blessings.

Doors 7:00pm; 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.


Cover image: Theo Ndlovu, Resident Photographer


a literary arts organisation for established, young & emerging writers of all narratives with a special interest in African/Afro-diasporic poetry & experimental writing.


EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney) EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), 11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8BH London


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