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Who’s Full?

Presented by Free Word with Poet in the City
Date: Thursday 15 Mar 2018
Time: 6.45-8.45pm
Tickets: £7 (early bird) / £10 (standard) / FREE (unwaged*)
Free Word Lecture Theatre & Hall, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

A jam-packed evening of spoken word performances, sonic sensations and something for the taste buds, exploring the science behind the global food system and what it means to 'eat well'.

Want to experience the power and politics of words in action?

Join Spread the Word and Poet in the City for the launch of Who’s Full? – an electric new series of poems interrogating our complex relationship with food – by acclaimed writer and Spread the Word’s former Young Poet Laureate for London, Selina Nwulu. Selina will be joined by Peepal Tree poets Sai Murray and Maya Chowdhry, alongside Dr Tara Garnett of the Food Climate Research Network, and poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri.

In a jam-packed evening of spoken word performances, discussions, sonic sensations and something for the taste buds, Who's Full? will be unpacking some of the complexities of ‘eating well’.

Who gets to eat what and why? How does the food most readily on offer fail us? What happens when we begin to think about our food beyond the plate – where it’s grown, and at what cost to whose ecosystem?

And how can good eating be made accessible to everyone?

This new series of poems follows a partnership between Selina Nwulu and Free Word, generously funded by the Wellcome Trust. This event showcases the results of a year-long knowledge-exchange between Selina and members of the scientific community, exploring ways of communicating these complex issues through poetry.

*Spread the Word aims to make its events accessible to as many people as possible, and provide a limited selection of free tickets. If you would like to attend this event, but are unable to afford it, please send an email to info@freewordcentre.com with the subject ‘UNWAGED’.

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