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Inua Ellams – 05Fest

Inua Ellams sits on a stage which is dressed to reflect a living room with a carpet, lamp, table, plants and books.

Deeply personal and deeply hilarious. Inua Ellams opens up his personal writing archive in this interactive poetry event where you call the shots.

Pick a word, any word. Prompted by audience suggestions, award-winning writer Inua Ellams will search through his extensive archive of work and perform a reactive and spontaneous selection. Set in our luscious green conservatory, this intimate show is always unique, chaotic and special.

This event is part of Inua Ellam's 05Fest. A week-long festival that puts poetry centre stage and unites separate strands of Ellams' work in different styles. View the full programme of events.



Running time: 1 hour, no interval
Age guidance: 14+ (This show may contain strong language)

Search Party will run twice on Fri 29 Sep.

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Presented by the Barbican

Inua Ellams – 05Fest

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Pay no booking fees, enjoy Members' priority booking and Member-only pre-show talks and open rehearsals (T&Cs apply)