The Last Word festival is home to a captivating mix of live performances that all have a story to tell.
Featuring new work by established artists, rising talents and works-in-progress from home-grown performers, The Last Word shines the spotlight on themes of home, heritage, mental health, politics and musical journeys.
2017 highlights include: our ninth Poetry Slam where the best performance poets aged 16-25 are discovered; With A Little Bit Of Luck, taking place in our iconic Main Space, transports us back to the garage raves of our youth; in The Things I Would Tell You women writers of British Muslim heritage talk identity; Joshua Idehen and his band Benin City use banging tunes to tell coming of age tales in London’s nightclubs; and John Hegley performs another brilliantly bonkers show as he rocks the Roundhouse.
With over 30 shows and the chance to stretch your poetry muscles in The Last Word workshops, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. Scroll down to view the whole programme.