Kate Tempest: How To Rule The Word

Who knows more about the mastery of the modern word than the unstoppable Kate Tempest? Head to the Amphitheatre and to hear first-hand from Kate about just how much diverse and varied writing she has managed to cram into her modest years.

Kate grew up in South-East London, where she still lives. She started out as a rapper, toured the spoken word circuit for a number of years, and now works as a poet and playwright too. Her work includes Balance, her first album with her band Sound of Rum, Everything Speaks in its Own Way, her first collection of poems; GlassHouse, a forum theatre play for Cardboard Citizens; and the plays Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted for new writing theatre company Paines Plough. Her epic poem Brand New Ancients won both the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry and a Herald Angel Award. It is published by Picador and is touring nationwide until April 2014. She has her debut solo album Everybody Down coming out on Big Dada in 2014 , her second poetry collection Hold Your Own to be publisher by Picador in Autumn 2014 and her debut novel The Bricks that Built the Houses to be published by Bloomsbury in 2015.

Kate will also be appearing as part of Scroobius Pip’s line up in the Satin Lizard Lounge sessions on the Amphitheatre stage.

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