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Poetry & Lyrics festival returns celebrating moments of change

A carnival of poetry, music and lyrics from the London based arts organisation Poet In The City

Poetry & Lyrics returns to London this year for a third installment celebrating poetry, music and wordplay. Taking place at Kings Place from 8–9 June, the programme spans concerts, live music, talks, workshops and readings.

This year’s event intends to focus on how poetry and lyrics have articulated important moments in history, with a line-up of artists that takes in hiphop, folk, contemporary music and classical. Performances will come from Garance Louis, Levee Breaks with Cerys Matthews, Benin City, Michael de Souza with Lil' Bruv from the TV show Rastamouse, Anthony Joseph, Daudi Matsiko, Inua Ellams presenting a Rhythm And Poetry Party, the works of Emily Dickinson, and others.

The event is hosted by Poet And The City. More information can be found on the King's Place website.