Anti and Establishment

30th November 2018 19:00
British Museum
Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
Who chooses the narratives we know, and who makes sure we hear them?

Inspired by Ian Hislop's I Object exhibition at the British Museum, Poet in the City Producers explore dissent through contemporary poetry and performance within the heart of the establishment itself featuring poets Sarah Howe and Rob Auton, and choreographer André Bright.

Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Her first book, Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015), won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

André Bright has over 10 years of choreography performance and teaching experience in the streetdance styles of popping, locking, hip hop, house dance and breaking, credits that include Wembley Stadium, Jessie J, and Little Mix, and a production called Be/come, Bright is also an architect who uses form and space to create.

Rob Auton is a writer, comedian and one time actor. He has ideas, writes them down and says them to audiences at comedy nights, poetry nights and at theatres at night. Rob has been standing up and saying things to audiences up, down and across the British Isles since 2008. He has written five five star rated Edinburgh fringe shows, 2012’s The Yellow Show, 2013’s The Sky Show, 2014’s The Face Show, 2015’s The Water Show and 2016’s The Sleep Show.

Poet in the City Producers is a group of talented 16-25 year olds producing live events, discussions and campaigns to ensure young people have a stake in the future of poetry.
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