For the culmination of our Unequal Times series, we’re welcoming back Benjamin Zephaniah for an electrifying evening of poetry and live improvisation. His last appearance at the club has acheived an almost mythical status and we can’t wait to have him back performing with Notes Inégales.
Benjamin’s work fuses the sounds of reggae, dub and hip hop with street polictics, creating a uniquely charged atmosphere in his performances. We’re making the trip up to Brunel University where both Benjamin and our very own Peter Wiegold are professors for this gig so come and join us for this unmissable evening!
Please note this event takes place at Brunel University and not at our regular location in Euston.
Date: Wednesday 14 December
Time: 7pm (music at 7.30pm)
Venue: Antonin Artaud Building, Brunel University, UB8 3PH
Benjamin Zephaniah is one of the pioneers of the performance poetry ‘scene’ in Britain. He is part of the school known as the ‘Dub Poets’, these were poets that work alongside reggae music. He has spent most of his life performing around the world in schools, universities, concert halls, and in public spaces. His poetry is noted for mixing serious issues with humour, and being accessible to a wide range of people. He is able to perform in children’s nurseries or political rallies, and his strongest area of interest is looking at how poetry works in performance and its relationship to music.