Urban Space and Queer Subcultures: Spoken Word Night

30 Jul 2019

Event times

7- 8:30pm

Cost of entry

£5/ 4


United Kingdom, United Kingdom


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Four spoken word artists capture different experiences of navigating a city’s architecture - journeying from patriarchal, urban spaces to queer subcultures.


Chloe AyoDeji Filani, Kai-Isaiah Jamal, Rene Matić, Tanaka (AKA T.Ffuego) will each perform. The evening will take place in - and respond to - Lola Flash's powerful exhibition challenging stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions.

Curated by Gaby Sahhar through the queerdirect project, an LGBTQIA+ artist support network, curatorial platform and arts programme.

Read more at http://bit.ly/30jSnYO



Chloe AyoDeji Filani: Artist of Poetry, Performance, Black Feminism, Public Speaker and workshop facilitator. Her artistic practise/poetry works with her lived experience of being a black trans woman and the broader themes of identity and power structures.

Kai-Isaiah Jamal is a poet, writer, model and trans visibility activist. He works within and outside of institutional spaces to give a voice and representation to queer trans working class black folk, with focus on masc folk and reimagining the futures of queer black men.

Rene Matić is an artist currently studying and working in London. Her work explores the immeasurable dimensions of Blackness through the lens of her own personal experiences as a queer, Black womxn living in the diaspora. In doing so, Matić aims to expose, combat and question the power relations that pervade the art world and society more widely.

Tanaka also known as T.Ffuego is a slam winning, multi published, international spoken word performer. He is a black, queer artist whose poems cross leaps and bounds throughout his intersectionality.



Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors. Unisex, accessible toilets are located on all floors.

This event will take place in our ground floor gallery, and seating is not reserved in advance. If you would like to reserve seating to assist with hearing, visual or any other access needs, please contact us before your visit.

Carers receive a free ticket when they accompany the person they care for. Please contact us to book.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200


Supported using public funding by Arts Concil England. Event organised by Queerdirect

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