soft soft, Deptford Literature Festival launch event

How can we hold space for one another to explore our creative expanse?


Start your Festival weekend with our commissioned launch event, soft soft, which asks: how can we hold space for one another to explore our creative expanse? Neoprene Genie presents this evening as an offering. Soundscapes, self care and immersive musical poetic sharings from a host of international artists, curated by Tice Cin with love. 

Featuring: Tice Cin, Kareem Parkins-Brown, Karen Nyame KG + Joe Kinwu, dream beach, Lex Amor, Maymana – Fungi Futures, Asmaa Jama, Mandisa Apena, Annie Hayter, Olivia Douglas, Oshanti Ahmed, Yomi Odubanjo, Maeve Slattery and Botanically Meadhbh.

This event remembers and honours our friend and loved one Gboyega Odubanjo. If you are able, please support the Gboyega Odubanjo Foundation.

Interdisciplinary at its heart, this event follows a silken heritage of events from Tice’s Silk Ends club night with New Jersey’s DIY activators No Vista to her recent event in the states with pioneering community oracle NADUS. As these events connect together across the globe, they’re planting seeds for what can be done if we lead our events process with love and community at the heart of it all.

Free tickets to this event are available to Lewisham residents, find out how you can access these here.

If you can’t make the event in person, we will also be live streaming it. The live stream will be captioned.  You can sign up for the live stream via Eventbrite.


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Tice Cin is an interdisciplinary artist from north London and now based South of the river. She has an MA in English: Issues in Modern Culture from UCL. Tice has acted and performed at venues such as Battersea Arts Centre and Barbican’s Pit Theatre, and has been commissioned by organisations like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Edinburgh International Book Festival. Her debut novel is Keeping the House (2021) which was named one of Guardian’s Best Books of 2021, and has been featured in The Scotsman, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She was named one of Complex Magazine’s best music journalists of 2021, and has written for places such as DJ Mag and Mixmag. A DJ and music producer, she is preparing to release an accompanying album for Keeping the House with a host of talented features. A filmmaker, she is currently writing and co-directing three short films.