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Hillingdon Libraries and Tilt present London Liming: where spoken word meets carnival

This event offers performances, spoken word, storytelling, drinks and DJs under one roof.

Featuring poetry and spoken word from John Agard, Jay BernardThomas Wolfe and Katie Lou, a live art performance by Stacy Makishi, storytelling by Sally Pomme Clayton with cellist Emma Clare, hosting by Melanie Abrahams, and Reggae, Dance, Soca, Brazilian, and summer party tunes by DJ: Jamie Renton. The event features local poets from Harefield, Uxbridge, Southlands, Hayes and Gypsy Rose Poetry (Charlotte Baldwin) Little Table & Pot of Tea in the Courtyard.

Go with the flow, unwind, take part!

Watch: John Agard performs his poem Put The Kettle On at a previous London Liming on the theme of Independence!

Liming patron John Agard lambasts a very 'british' pastime with his poem 'Put The Kettle On', performed at Tilt's London Liming Independence Special (2012)


Watch: Sally Pomme Clayton perform her piece Night Visit

Night Visit Story: Sally Pomme Clayton Sound: Panos Ghikas Videos: Fotis Begklis Performed at The Swedenberg Society Funded by Arts Council England
Based on a Trinidadian cultural institution, they mash up Caribbean carnival sensibilities with dance music and poetry readings. 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... creates a sense of involvement lacking at many literary events.
— Danuta Kean
London Liming can always be trusted upon to set the space for spoken word, top notch poets, DJ’s and the people to mix it up. The people that attend are often as interesting to watch as the acts up on stage.
— Anjan Saha, London Literature Lounge

Watch an interview with Stacy Makishi (on her commission The Skin as part of Body Pods) 


Watch: Jay Bernard performs her poem from Ten (Bloodaxe, 2014) as part of The Complete Works II


Watch poet and playwright Aoife Mannix perform at a previous London Liming below


Watch: Prince Abdi performs a comedy set at a previous London Liming Comedy and Kaiso special event.