DJ chooses songs, YOU bring the poems.

What might eloquent voices from contemporary poetry and spoken word movements have to say about hip-hop’s past, present and future? Come chill and find out at Inua Ellams’ Rhythm And Poetry Party, a nostalgic, no-clutter, no-fuss, night of hip-hop-inspired poems and favourite hip-hop songs.

Part club night, part poetry reading, rave and literary event, R.A.P Party pairs poems informed by hip hop songs and culture to a soundtrack provided by our top DJ.


This special event features open mic slots for poets to respond to hip-hop tracks published on this Spotify playlist:

Turn up before the gig to put your name in the hat to participate.


Tickets are FREE and available to book on the Albany website:

About Deptford Literature Festival

Deptford Literature Festival celebrates the creativity and diversity of South East London through stories, words and performance. Most events are free. It is funded by Arts Council England and run as a collaboration between independent producer Tom MacAndrew and Spread the Word. You can read more about the festival and see the full programme at