Uploaded on Jul 7, 2008
Melanie Abrahams on Nikki Beddi Show
BBC Asian Network - July 7th 2008
Southbank Artist-In-Residence Lemn Sissay and Tilt present the popular carnival mashup London Liming at the London Literature Festival in July.
London Liming Sunday 13 July at 7.45pm
Ursula Rucker, Brian Patten, Shlomo, Patience Agbabi, Stacy Makishi and Louis Antwi, with music by DJ Cliffy.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Tickets £12 Concessions 50% off (limited availability)
Las Iguanas, Festival Terrace: enjoy Brazilian and Caribbean street fare from 12pm and live samba at 4.30pm. Special London Liming menu available with discount to ticket holders from 6pm.
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 5pm:
Broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre talks to Ursula Rucker about her career and influences. Admission free. Post-show: Kevin Le Gendre spins his favourite tunes until late
What is London Liming?
London Liming is where spoken word meets carnival - where words, music, dancing and images jostle in an infectious space. It's about living the moment in good company.
"Between sets by famous names like John Agard and not so famous names like Aoife Mannix, the audience is invited to chat, meet the artists or dance over a beer supplied by sponsors Guinness. It creates a sense of involvement lacking at many literary events and explains why (Tilt) has been able to pack in up to 1,000 people at its gatherings."
extract from 'Culture Clubs' , London Book Fair Magazine, Danuta Kean, 07
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