literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

The Rapthology Experience: Curated by Wretch 32

Delve into the creative process of an influential voice in UK music at an event celebrating the rapper and lyricist’s new book, Rapthology.

Jermaine Scott, aka Wretch 32, shares his influences and the songs that have shaped him over the last 30 years – from gospel to dancehall anthems and emerging voices.

Revealing what these tracks mean to him and why they matter, Wretch also speaks about his personal story and performs a few live tracks along the way.

Rapthology is the groundbreaking autobiography of an unparalleled lyricist and an advocate of music as a tool to educate – as well as being a guidebook to the music that matters – and this is your chance to see it brought to life in person.

In collaboration with Penguin Live.

Dates & times

1 Dec 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


£12.50 - £20
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£12.50, £20


25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Copies of Wretch 32's new book Rapthology: Lessons in Life and lyrics (RRP14.99) are available for £10 when you buy a ticket to the talk. These may be collected at the event.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Event information
Wretch 32 is signing copies of Rapthology after the event.