2017 Entertainment Acts
|Date||SAT 16 SEP|
|Zone||Zone 4 Downtown|
|Date||SUN 17 SEP|
|Zone||Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre|
George The Poet (UK)
A London-born spoken word performer of Ugandan heritage, George the Poet’s innovative brand of musical poetry has won him critical acclaim both as a recording artist and a social commentator.
George took up spoken word while studying Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge. It was here that George won a social enterprise competition called "The Stake", organised by Barclays and Channel 4, earning him a £16,000 grant to deliver poetry workshops to disadvantaged young people.
Shortly after graduating, George the Poet embarked on a music career, culminating in the 2014 release of his debut effort, The Chicken & the Egg EP. A critical success, the EP earned George a string of nominations, including the Brits Critics' Choice Award, MTV 'Brand New' Award and BBC Sound of 2015 Shortlist.
Fans of the spoken word can look forward to some thoughtful social commentary by George the Poet at Downtown on Saturday, 16 September and Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on Sunday, 17 September.
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Artiste line-up and performance times are subject to change.