Under the Skin: Live at St Paul's

26th September 2016 18:30
St Paul\'s Cathedral
St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Join us for a unique, free experience under the dome.

In collaboration with St Paul’s Cathedral, Poet in the City has commissioned five of London’s greatest poets to lift the lid on this cultural giant, to reimagine its history and its place in the contemporary public imagination. We are proud to present the first ever performances of these new works spanning first encounters and famous names to revolution and regeneration in a spectacular free event under the Dome.

This event also launches an audio exhibition, which physically maps these new poetic perspectives onto the St Paul’s canvas, designed by Kieran Lucas and Lizzy Leech.

Hosted by spoken word saviour Laurie Bolger, join us for a unique, toally free, opportunity to hear live poetry in this iconic setting and lay the roots for its future.

Patience Agbabi is author of four books, and her contemporary version of The Canterbury Tales, Telling Tales was published in 2014.

Anthony Anaxagorou founded the Out-Spoken live music and poetry night and has published eight volumes of poetry, most recently Heterogenous .

Inua Ellams has published three pamphlets of poetry, staged his plays at the National Theatre, and is the founder of the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion.

Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet, fiction writer, essayist and blogger. In 2014 he won the Forward Prize for his collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way To Zion and his first novel, Augustown is out now.

Deanna Rodger is the youngest UK Poetry Slam Champion and has performed commissions everywhere, from Buckingham Palace to the Olympic opening ceremony. She founded the Chill Pill spoken word evening


Laurie Bolger is a radio presenter at Roundhouse London, a stand-up poet, and a  facilitator & host for Bang Said The Gun, London Laureates, Poetry Takeaway, 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1.


As part of the project, we are holding a round table event for young people on Wednesday 7th September to debate how we can make the most of  London's iconic public spaces.
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