Friday 15 June / Antenna Studios Gallery

The Spoken Word Express

19:30 — 23:00

“Dean Atta’s poetry is as honest as truth itself” Benjamin Zephaniah

Dean Atta’s debut poetry collection, I Am Nobody’s Nigger, was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, and he has appeared on BBC One’s The One Show and several times on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by the Independent on Sunday. He regularly performs across the UK and internationally and is currently a judge of the 2018 BBC Young Writers’ Award. His second collection, The Black Flamingo, will be published in August 2019 by Hachette Children’s Group.

Scandalously talented” Sunday Times “Famously eccentric and very funny” Independent

John Hegley is a performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter. An absolute legend on the performance circuit, his career spans The Comedy Store, John Peel Sessions, a regular slot on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast, several BBC Radio series and appearances on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His 14 books, include I Am a Poetato; Peace, Love & Potatoes, and New and Selected Potatoes. John has acted in the West End, featured at Glastonbury Festival and is a Edinburgh Fringe regular. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival and the USA Comedy Festival in Aspen. You’re in for a treat.

Short set from brilliant new local hip-hop band Y3ARS

Singer songwriter Jen Kearney 
“top-notch balladry and a touch of Latin excitement. And the climactic song ‘Sanctuary in Sabotage’ is simply mesmerizing” Steve Morse (Billboard, Rolling Stone)

Joe Duggan
“lyrical, haunting and witty” The Irish Times

Plus a fantastic selection of support acts.

Tickets £12 here.

No wheelchair access. Unreserved seating. Recommend booking in advance and arriving early.

Photo credits: Alex Hewson 


Antenna Studios Gallery

Antenna Studios
Haynes Lane
SE19 3AN

Antenna Studios Gallery

Antenna Studios
Haynes Lane
SE19 3AN


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