Arts & Culture

George the Poet: Live from the Barbican

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | 01 July 2021
Online | £5 - £12.50
Live from the Barbican Hall

Spoken word performer George the Poet presents his unique combination of music, poetry and social commentary, with live orchestral accompaniment at the Barbican.

The London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan Heritage has won much critical acclaim for his charismatic performances and deft lyricism. He expertly interweaves poetry with musical storytelling and conversation – set to a backdrop of live orchestral music. For this evening’s performance he’ll be accompanied on stage by a small ensemble of classical musicians.

As a recording artist and social commentator his work has been broadcast to billions of people worldwide; and his BBC Sounds audio series ‘Have You Heard George’s Podcast?’ won a prestigious Peabody Awards and five Gold British Podcast Awards, including the highly coveted Podcast of the Year.

Illustration of George the Poet by Kristian Hammerstad for The New Statesman

Illustration of George the Poet by Kristian Hammerstad for The New Statesman

George is currently working on Chapter 3 of the podcast.

George the Poet’s “Black Yellow Red”, a short film about the 2021 Ugandan general election, is available on YouTube

Purchase your tickets here

Header Image: George the Poet