In conversation with Max Porter
Creativity is the ability to feel wonder and the desire to respond to what we find startling. Or, more simply, creativity is any act of love. Any act of making.
In a world that seems so utterly divided and where virtual connections are becoming the norm, Kae Tempest considers how we can reconnect with ourselves, with others and, ultimately, with our own creativity. Drawing on Kae’s 20 years of writing and performance, On Connection is a call to arms, a plea for greater empathy, and a note to us all that hope is found by paying attention to the small things. Kae is an author, poet and recording artist. They won the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for Brand New Ancients and have twice been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize for Everybody Down and Let Them Eat Chaos. Kae will be in conversation with award-winning writer Max Porter, author of Lanny and Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Approximate running time 60-70 minutes
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