THIS EVENT STARTS AT 6pm
Readings will start at 6.30pm
Join us for the launch of Florence PEAKE's publication, accompanied by a poetry reading with performative contributions by Florence Peake, writer Juliet Jacques and dancer and choreographer, Temitope Ajose-Cutting, responding to the concept of 'reckoning'.
Florence Peake is a London-based artist, producing solo and group performance works intertwined with an extensive visual art practice. Presenting work internationally and across the UK in galleries, theatres and the public realm, Peake is known for an approach which is at once sensual and witty, expressive and rigorous, political and intimate. She produces movement, interactive sculpture, paintings that use the whole body's physicality, text, film and drawings which respond and intercept each other to articulate, extend and push ideas.
Signed copies of the publication will be available to purchase at the event.
This event has limited capacity.
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Temitope has staged works at venues such as The Royal Opera House, The Place, DanceXchange, RichMix, Dancebase and the Soho Joyce (New York). As a dancer Temitope has worked with Punchdrunk, Director Carrie Cracknell at The Gate Theatre and The National, Theo Clinkard, Protein Dance Company, Lea Anderson, Joe Moran,Seke Chimutengwende, and Lost Dog to name a few. She performs for visual artists Florence Peake, Adelaide Cioni and Megan Rooney. Temitope also engages in movement direction (Old Vic and National Theatre) and for Artist Megan Rooney on her solo shows, at Kunsthalle Germany, Salzburg Kunstverein and The Lyon Biennale. Temitope continues to make her own work ‘My Name is my Own’ at The Southbank with director Jo Tyabji in collaboration with critically acclaimed writer Jay Bernard. And her solo work Lady M (at home with Lady Macbeth) commissioned by The Place, which premiered May 2023.
Juliet Jacques (b. Redhill, Surrey in 1981) is a writer, filmmaker, broadcaster and academic based in London. She has published five books, including Trans: A Memoir (2015), the short story collection Variations (2021), Front Lines: Trans Journalism 2007-2021 (2022), and a novella, Monaco (2023). Her fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in the Guardian (including her ‘Transgender Journey’ column, longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011), New York Times, Frieze, London Review of Books and many other publications; her short films have screened in galleries and festivals across the world. She teaches at the Royal College of Art and elsewhere, hosted the arts discussion programme Suite (212) on Resonance 104.4fm, and is a co-host of Novara FM. She has played football for Clapton Community FC and Surrey.