UCL Urban Laboratory


Kate Tempest: poetry and performance

10 December 2015, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Kate Tempest

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Cruciform B304, Lecture Theatre 1, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest will be speaking and performing at UCL on Thursday 10 December 2015.

Winner of the Forward Poetry Prize and shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2014, Kate will read from her work and discuss the relationship between poetry and performance.

Her debut novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses (Bloomsbury, 2016) takes us into the beating heart of London in a multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging.

She is a Visiting Fellow (2015-16) within the UCL English Department, working with Urban Laboratory Co-Director and Cities Imaginaries coordinator Matthew Beaumont.

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Image: Kate Tempest performing at Village Underground in 2014. Credit: Abi Dainton