Late at the Library: Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds

Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds

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A night of poetry and dub

The British Library is proud to present a special live show headlined by internationally celebrated poet, writer and activist Benjamin Zephaniah together with his incendiary dub reggae band.

Widely celebrated as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Zephaniah is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls 'street politics'. His books and plays have captivated hearts and minds worldwide and his music, created alongside his accomplished producer and collaborator, The Sea, is no less fervent.

This is a chance to experience Zephaniah’s innovative talent in full force; the show a triumphant creation of emotional songs that highlight the poignant global issues faced by society today.

Opening the bill and turning the volume up on Caribbean culture in the UK, poet Khadijah Ibrahiim invites you to a Sound System symposium exploring the aesthetics and poetics of sound system tradition, presented by Poet in the City. Prepare to get your feet stomping and your mind whirring with big sounds and conversations provided by Lloyd Coxsone, legendary operator of Brixton-based Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System, ground-breaking female operated, selected and engineered CAYA Sound System’s Tali Lotus and an extra special guest poet.

Food on the night comes from the wonderful Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen – serving West African street food with a twist, both vegan and non.

Plus Bars and merchandise.

This is a standing event.

Part of our Season of Sound, the British Library's annual celebration of all things audio.

Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover over 6.5 million extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.


Name: Late at the Library: Benjamin Zephaniah and the Revolutionary Minds
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £24.00
Senior 60+: £20.50
Student: £12.00
Registered Unemployed: £12.00
Disabled: £12.00
Under 18: £12.00
18-25: £12.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546