The UK’s leading spoken word and music show - has curated a Platforma special. Extraordinary poets, storytellers and musicians.
A critically acclaimed and unique fusion of spoken word and music. Extraordinary poets and storytellers take risks, re-work material live with improvised soundtracks from a crack team of quick witted, genre-hopping musicians.
Anthony Anaxagorou – British born Cypriot award winning poet, fiction writer and essayist whose work has featured on BBC R4, Newsnight and Vice UK.
Rachel Rose Reid – Acclaimed international performer bridging the worlds of storytelling, spoken word and song, drawing on her Jewish heritage.
Julian Knxx – Sierra Leonean poet from South London with gigs at Jazz Café, Southbank and Roundhouse and features in Vogue, Nataal and gal-dem.
Hosted by Francesca Beard – Leading performance poet who has worked everywhere from a jazz café in Azerbaijan, to a Colombian prison and the National Theatre in Kampala.