DJ chooses songs, YOU bring the poems.

Come for the rhymes, come for the poems, come for the songs, or come for the vibes.

What might eloquent voices from contemporary poetry and spoken word movements have to say about hip-hop’s past, present and future? Come chill and find out at Inua Ellams’ Rhythm And Poetry Party, a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, night of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.

Part club night, part poetry reading, rave and literary event, R.A.P Party pairs poems informed by hip hop songs and culture to a soundtrack provided by our top DJ.

This special event will feature open mic slots for poets to respond to hip-hop tracks published on a special Spotify playlist in advance of the event. Turn up before the gig to put your name in the hat to participate.

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