spoken word & live literature

Friday Lunch: Remi Graves and The Repeat Beat Poet

Part of Africa Utopia

Two poetry slam champions, Remi Graves and The Repeat Beat Poet, start off Africa Utopia with words, thoughts and rhymes.

London-based poet and drummer Remi Graves is a former Barbican Young Poet whose work has been commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral, Visit England and BBC Radio 4.

She was a 2017 National Poetry Day Ambassador and has performed at Cheltenham Literature Festival and Tate Modern.

John Cooper Clarke has described The Repeat Beat Poet as ‘a phenomenal writer and enthralling performer.’

Also hailing from London, the poet and MC fuses stream-of-consciousness writing and hip-hop culture to capture and extend moments of time, thought and feeling.

He has appeared at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, at multiple festivals including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and on picket lines.

He has been nominated for a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship, and was selected for the BBC 1Xtra Words First poetry programme.

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Royal Festival Hall
Central Bar, Level 2



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