Thursday 22nd July
Venue: The Paradise, by way of Kensal Rise
After a month of near non-stop sports and intense sunshine, it may be time to take advantage of the cooler, long evenings with a night of great literature, music and poetry. Litro Live! aims to do just that in July, with an evening packed with literary and musical talent. We’ll be at The Paradise (near Kensal Rise) on Thursday 22nd July from 6pm until midnight, showcasing the following fantastic line-up.
Paul Lyalls – the first poet to perform at the new Wembley Stadium and co-presenter of the ‘Big Slam Poetry House’, Paul has gigged over 10 Edinburgh Festivals and has performed at many varied and prestigious venues, from Belfast to New York.
Joe Dunthorne – having won the Curtis Brown prize for his debut novel Submarine and been compared to J.D Salinger by the Observer, Joe Dunthorpe is quickly becoming Hackney’s hottest literary property.
Sabrina Mahfouz – an award-winning poet, playwright and writer, Sabrina has just returned from Glastonbury Festival.
Mark Pilkington – editor of Strange Attractor and writer of the Guardian’s ‘Far Out’ column, Mark’s new book, based on the aforementioned column, is out now.
Murray Lachlan Young – a firm favourite at previous events, Murray returns with his often surreal, frequently rude and always hilarious performed verse.
Brigitte Voutsa – Brigitte’s one-woman show has already garned critical praise and now she brings her eccentric and charming blend of music, comedy and poetry to Litro Live! in July.
DJ 10SUI / Soldiers of the Knight – 10SUI, the ‘First Lady of Breaks’, returns to Litro Live! after having spun the decks for us at the Candem Crawl.
The Maybirds – an all-woman folk foursome, this up-and-coming band produce haunting and melodious folk music.
MZ Bratt – hailed by those in the know on the urban music scene as one of this year’s ‘one to watch’ artists.
Tickets will be available at the door, priced at just £5. Friends of Litro can receive half-price tickets for Litro Live! This July we are entering new subscribers into our draw to win one of five pair of tickets to the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition, so now is a great opportunity to become a Friend.