Take a bunch of stellar headline acts. Mix in some fresh emerging talent, shake up the open-mic, sprinkle with some beautiful beats, honed tones and a dash of poetry in motion. This is Homegrown Poetry.


Inua Ellams
An internationally touring poet, playwright and performer. His first play ‘The 14th Tale’ was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his fourth ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ sold out its run at England’s National Theatre.

Kareem Parkins-Brown
A member of Barbican Young Poets, Kareeem was shortlisted in the Stanza Digital Slam in 2012.

Sumia Jaama
A semi-finalist in the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2017, Sumia will be graduating this summer with a BA (Hons) in Arabic and English Literature and is currently facilitating poetry workshops with Keats House for high school students.

Kojo Apeagyei
An experimental writer who lives within the space between prose and poetry. He fuses philosophy, poetry, politics and lyrics into an experimental new form.

Hosted by:

Yomi Sode 
Yomi has appeared at Yahoo! Wireless Festival, Latitude, Lovebox, Olympic Village and Sadler’s Wells Theatre as well as working with Channel 4 and BBC Radio 1xtra. His show, Coat, plays at Battersea Arts Centre from 26 – 28 Apr.

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 120 mins

When: Wednesday 4 April, 8pm
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
Booking Link Tickets £10