Explore the meaning of home through poetry, whilst discovering our exhibition Bedrooms of London
Explore the meaning of home through poetry, whilst discovering our exhibition Bedrooms of London.
19:00 (doors 18:30) | Tickets £10, £8 concessions & Foundling Friends (includes a free drink)
Join us for an evening of performance and discussion with poets Caleb Femi and Hannah Lowe exploring the meaning and importance of home, produced by leading poetry organisation Poet in the City. Take a wander through our exhibition Bedrooms of London, and allow poetry to unpack the tales tucked away in the corners.
Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books, producing classic and contemporary poetry performances taking on major ideas, issues and people. They showcase biopics, use poetry to animate moments of cultural and social change, and create dramatic poetry experiences in major arts venues and unusual spaces.
Caleb Femi is a poet and director featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture. Using film, photography and music, he pushes the boundaries of poetry both on the page, in performance and on digital mediums. Between 2016-2018, Femi was the Young People’s Laureate for London working with young people on a city, national and global level. Femi performs and speaks internationally gracing major stages, institutions and festivals.
Hannah Lowe’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. She has also published three chapbooks: The Hitcher (Rialto 2012); R x (sine wave peak 2013); and Ormonde (Hercules Editions 2014). Her family memoir Long Time, No See was published by Periscope in July 2015 and featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Her second collection, Chan, is published by Bloodaxe (2016) and a new chapbook, The Neighbourhood, was published in January 2019 (Outspoken Press). Lowe is the current poet in residence at Keats House and a commissioned writer on the Colonial Countryside Project with the University of Leicester and Peepal Tree Press.