Spread the Word is pleased to be a partner with Free Word and Shelter for a special event on 18 November, With Love (and rage), Generation Rent, a special evening of spoken word with Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola, Amaal Said, Seraphima Kennedy and more.
The UK is facing a housing crisis unlike anything seen in recent history. Priced out of their homes and unable to secure permanent housing, Generation Rent are unable to put down roots in their communities. Change is long overdue.
The evening will be an incendiary night of poetry and reflection from some of the country’s brightest young poets as they envision a better future where housing is safe, secure and accessible to all. Spread the Word’s Young People’s Laureate Theresa Lola, poets Amaal Said and Seraphima Kennedy and illustrator Olivia Twist will be taking inspiration from conversations with young people and research from the ground-breaking charity Shelter.
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet, member of Octavia collective and a Barbican Young Poets alumni. She is the current Young People’s Laureate for London. Amaal Said is a Danish-born Somali photographer and poet whose work has been featured in Vogue, The Guardian and The New York. She won Wasafiri Magazine’s New Writing Prize for poetry in 2015. Seraphima Kennedy is a writer, academic researcher and former neighbourhood officer at Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation. Olivia Twist is an illustrator, arts facilitator and lecturer with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art.
For more information and tickets, head to the Free Word website: freeword.org/event/with-love-and-rage-generation-rent/