This year, London will be hosting its first ever spoken word festival ‘The Last Word’, which will involve a full two weeks of words, live performances and storytelling. The festival has been created by Roundhouse, the hosts of annual Poetry Slam and Roundhouse Poetry Collective.
The festival takes place from mid December until the beginning of December and there is a packed schedule involving poetry, plays and story-telling. Kate Tempest will be performing a show titled ‘Wasted’, which will take audiences on journey through parks, raves and cafes of South London.
Other performances include Paul Cree in the autobiographical ‘A Tale from the Bedsit’, which is staged in a room in the Camden Lock Hotel. John Berkavitch will perform ‘Shame’ in a hip hop mash-up that involves break dancing. New comers can also participate in a poetry workshop for beginners.
There will also be spoken words about music; Radio 1’s Huw Stephens will speak to band members and artists about the future of music.
Tickets for ‘The Last Word’ are now on sale and will take place at the Roundhouse.
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