Distant Daily Ijo: Artist Gathering

Artists, come join Jerwood Poetry Fellow Yomi Sode for an end of year celebration and the launch of his latest film poem Distant Daily Ijó.

Our live celebration special will feature readings, discussions and a grime karaoke experiment, for a party like no other.

  • Film premiere: 6.30pm
  • Artist Gathering: 7-8.30pm

A love letter to grime music, Distant Daily Ijó mixes references to Skepta, Wiley and Kano with Yoruba language. The video was directed by Elliot Barnes-Worell, with Assistant Direction by former young people’s laureate for London Caleb Femi and music from Conrad Kira.

Timing TBC. Limited tickets available, book fast.

palm striking walls damp from a
defeated week in ritual / stinging hands that sing

Yomi Ṣode balances the fine line between both Nigerian and British cultures, which can be, at times, humorous, loving, self-reflective and uncomfortable. Highlights include opening for Saul Williams and The Last Poets, with appearances at Yahoo! Wireless Festival, Latitude and Lovebox as well as opening for Saul Williams and The Last Poets. He is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, and had work commissioned by The Mayor’s Office and BBC World Service/ BBC Africa. In 2019 Yomi was one of three writers awarded the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.

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