Event details

  • Sat 20 July 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Free admission, drop in
  • The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA
  • 01227 862 162
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Ten young poets of Kent will perform spoken word developed in the “Radical Roots” poetry intensive, mentored by poet powerhouse Kat Francois supported by Apples and Snakes and the Gulbenkian.

Listen to the fresh voices of Canterbury on the theme of protest and the radical history of the University of Kent. Spectate or join in and have your say in the open mic.

Anyone can perform alongside the young poets, making it an intergenerational feast.

Set amongst the inspiring Explorers Collection, there will be music and words, challenging us to consider if young people feel empowered to make change in society the same way they did 50 years ago.

While you’re here check out the Gulbenkian Art 31 Radical Roots exhibition satellite in the foyer display case.

Turn up early to bag a spot or sign up in advance by emailing M.Garrett-Jones@kent.ac.uk (please note numbers are limited)

Radical Roots is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Location: Explorers Gallery, 1st Floor, The Beaney