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Poets’ evening and Art of Sound: Theresa Lola and Tina Edwards

Curated by the Academicians’ Room


Saturday 19 October 2019
7 — 11pm

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Poet Theresa Lola and DJ Tina Edwards

The Academicians’ Room hosts an evening of spoken word with poet and Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola, alongside Art of Sound DJ Tina Edwards for a special takeover of the RA’s private members’ club.

For the first time, the Art of Sound live series will combine spoken word with music in the RA’s private members’ club, the Academicians’ Room.

Poet and Young People’s Laureate for London, Theresa Lola, will bring spoken word into the club room, with performances from established poets alongside those by young people who contributed to her #MyMentalHealthJourney campaign; giving voice to the concerns and hopes of the coming generation.

The evening will continue as DJ Tina Edwards steps up to the decks as she shares favourites from her music collection until late.

Join us for what promises to be a celebration of the restorative power of poetry, spoken word and amazing jazz beats. Small plates and specialty drinks will be available to purchase from the private bar throughout the evening.

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet and facilitator. She is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets programme, and was joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize. In April 2018 she was commissioned by the Mayor of London’s Office and read a commissioned poem at the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett’s statue at Parliament Square.

Tina Edwards hosts Worldwide Daily on Worldwide FM and is recognised as being at the forefront of the new genre-crushing Jazz scene. Edwards has played across the UK, Chicago and Singapore, and has opened for musicians such as DJ Amir, Henry Wu and Grammy-nominated, Keyon Harrold.

Tickets are free and available for Friends of the RA, RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters and members of the Academicians’ Room. Please book online or call 020 7300 8090.

Members of the Academicians’ Room are welcome to invite friends to join them for the DJs and, of course, our classic and signature cocktails. Please RSVP to academiciansroom@raarts.org.uk to book.

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This event is presented in collaboration with Spread The Word and BUREAU.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 19 October 2019

7 — 11pm

The Academicians' Room, Burlington House

Free, booking required.