Anti-Hate Festival

Spoken Word London presents

Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate Festival

Over two days poets from across the capital will unite to share their powerful stories on hate and overcoming discrimination. Featuring performances, workshops and an interactive photography exhibition, centred around speaking out against discrimination in all its forms.

Be part of a weekend that celebrates the capital’s brilliance.
On Sunday 10th, SWL will launch their Anti-Hate Anthology with a series of readings tackling race, class and LGBTQ+ issues. The following day (Monday 11 February) join a celebration of words, rhythms and visions, as Spoken Word London favourites like Bethany Rose (Nationwide, BBC3), Dean Atta, and Desree (National Slam 2018 runner up) light up The Bunker Theatre with the electricity and vitality of their anti-hate verse.

On both days, an interactive photography exhibition showcasing five years of Spoken Word London, by the likes of Marie De Lutz (Spoken Word Paris), George Sydney Selwyn-Brace and Anthony Adams. Alongside audio and video installations spanning the five year history there will be impromptu performances from those featured in the photographs throughout the day - literally bringing the images to life.

On both days there will also be a program of 30-minute workshops that anyone can join in with, where people will have a chance to engage with the interactive photography exhibition and write a short piece themselves during the times the exhibition is open (on the hour at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Sunday and at 5pm on Monday). On Monday, there will be a program of writing, editing and performance workshops (pre-booking essential) between 12-4pm.