Kate Tempest with special guest Hollie McNish
For one night only Kate Tempest and Hollie McNish bring an evening of readings and poetry to the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
The irresistible rise of Kate Tempest has been truly remarkable. Starting at age 16, she is now a respected playwright, novelist, poet and recording artist: already under her belt are two albums, two collections of poetry, three critically acclaimed plays and the Ted Hughes Prize for her epic narrative poem Brand New Ancients which was sold out when performed at the Royal Court in 2014.
Kate will be reading from her latest collection of poetry, Hold Your Own.
Supporting Kate is internationally acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hollie McNish. Reciting words of love, politics, race, breasts and all that comes in between, Hollie was UK Slam poetry champion in 2009, representing the UK and finishing third behind Canada and the USA in the World Poetry Slam Finals in Paris.
A very special evening of spoken word that brings together two of UK’s most incisive and articulate urban wordsmiths.
Kate Tempest grew up in South-East London where she still lives. Her work includes the plays Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted
(Methuen). Her epic narrative poem Brand New Ancients won the Ted Hughes Prize and is published by Picador. Everybody Down, her Mercury Prize nominated debut solo album, came out on Big Dada Records in 2014. Her collection of poetry, Hold Your Own was published by Picador in 2014 and she was named by the Poetry Society as a Next Generation Poet, a once a decade accolade. She is currently touring her album and finishing her debut novel The Bricks that Built the Houses, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2016.
Hollie McNish aka Hollie Poetry is a published UK poet and spoken word artist. She was UK Slam poetry champion in 2009, representing the UK and finishing 3rd behind Canada and the USA in the World Poetry Slam Finals in Paris. She has released three poetry albums, Touch, Push Kick and Versus and two collections of written poetry, Papers (Greenwich Exchange) and Cherry Pie (Burning Eye Books, 2015). She lives between Cambridge, London and Glasgow with her child and partner. Her poetic journal of parenthood, Nobody Told Me, will be published by Blackfriars Books in Spring 2016.
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