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Kae Tempest: On Connection

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In a voice that’s unmistakable for its raw honesty and piercing clarity, the writer and performer meditates on creative connection in a streamed event.

In their first book of non-fiction, On Connection, Kae Tempest explores how creativity can cultivate greater self-awareness and help establish a deeper relationship between ourselves and the world.

The book draws on Tempest’s twenty years’ experience as a writer and performer, electrifying audiences and readers alike.

Tempest says: ‘Connection is the first step towards any act of acknowledgement, accountability or responsibility. It offers, whether fleeting or long-lasting, a closeness to all others. It is jubilant. Ecstatic. Without fear.’

Join Tempest as they reflect on the nature of creativity and connection, in a conversation broadcast live from our Royal Festival Hall.

Kae Tempest is a Sunday Times-bestselling author, poet and recording artist.

Tempest won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award, was nominated for a Costa Book Award and a BRIT Award, has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize twice and was nominated for two Ivor Novello Awards. They were also named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society, a decennial accolade.

They released their fourth studio album, The Book of Traps and Lessons, in 2019, produced by Rick Rubin.

Dates & times

16 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Tickets for this event are £5, or £14.99 for a book and ticket bundle including a hardback copy of Kae Tempest’s new book, On Connection (RRP £9.99). The books are sent out via post (postage is included in the price).

This event is streamed. Streaming is provided by TicketCo on behalf of the Southbank Centre.

Please ensure that you have access to a stable WiFi network in order to watch the event. More information on how to access the stream is available when you click through to the TicketCo website to purchase your ticket.

There is a purchase limit of one ticket per person for this event.

This talk is available to ticket holders for seven days after broadcast.

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