We are sorry that, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has had to be cancelled.

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.

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Platforma 5 Festival

Mon 21 - Sat 26 October 2019
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