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Kate Tempest

· KATE TEMPEST: Nederlandse vertaling van haar roman ‘the bricks that built the houses’ · KATE TEMPEST: Grootste slam poetry talent sinds jaren, treedt vanavond (10 november) op in de Melkweg Amsterdam · KATE TEMPEST IN: PERFORMANCE LIVE (BBC 2 – OCT. 1) · SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, PARIS: A HISTORY OF THE RAG & BONE SHOP OF THE HEART · KATE TEMPEST: GROOTSTE SLAM POETRY TALENT SINDS JAREN, OP 10 NOVEMBER 2016 IN DE MELKWEG · FIRST NOVEL BY POET KATE TEMPEST: THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES · KATE TEMPEST TREEDT OP TIJDENS MOTEL MOZAÏQUE ROTTERDAM · AIM Awards 2014: Poet Kate Tempest for Independent Album · Kate Tempest new album: Everybody Down · Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 3 · Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 2 · Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 1

KATE TEMPEST: Nederlandse vertaling van haar roman ‘the bricks that built the houses’

katetempest-nov16-01De stenen die de huizen bouwen
Kate Tempest
De debuutroman van bekroonde dichter en succesvolle rapper Kate Tempest

De jonge Londenaren Becky, Harry en Leon verlaten de stad in een vierdehands Ford Cortina met een koffer vol gestolen geld. Pete, Becky’s vriendje, laten ze ook achter, op de avond van zijn surpriseparty. In De stenen die de huizen bouwen laat Kate Tempest je het hedendaagse leven in rauw Londen verkennen, bekeken door een haarscherpe morele microscoop. Ze neemt je mee naar de huizen en harten van gewone mensen en hun families en laat je op die manier momenten van schoonheid, teleurstelling, ambitie en mislukking zien. En ze laat zien: goede bedoelingen leiden niet altijd tot goede beslissingen.
Scherp maar nooit cynisch, en gedreven door empathie en ethiek roept De stenen die de huizen bouwen de vraag op hoe we met elkaar kunnen leven en van elkaar kunnen houden

“Het trekt in je botten. Je beseft het pas als je erdoorheen rijdt en kijkt naar alle vertrouwde dingen die je achter je laat. Ze passeren de straten, de winkels, de hoeken waar ze zich hebben opgewerkt. Overal starende schimmen. Slechte huid en holle ogen, waanzinnig naar hen grijnzend vanuit het verleden.
Het zit in hun botten. Brood en drank en beton. De schoonheid ervan. Al die kleine momenten op hun netvlies gebrand. Predikanten, ouders, arbeiders. Dof kijkende dromers zonder bestemming. Straatlantaarns en verkeer, lichamen te begraven en baby’s te baren. Een baan. Gewoon een baan.
Mensen moorden opnieuw uit naam van goden. Geld vermoordt ons allemaal. Ze leven in een allesoverheersende eenzaamheid waaruit vanzelf vriendschappen ontstaan. Hun dagen brengen ze starend naar dingen door. Ze bestaan binnen de massa en voelen zich deel van het geheel. Ze vertrouwen alleen op trends. Hoogstens hopend op een avondje hard gaan, naar de kloten door drank en drugs die de volgende ochtend hun vijand zijn.”

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De stenen die de huizen bouwen
Kate Tempest
Uitgave: Paperback met flappen
Vertaling: Roos van de Wardt, Astrid Huisman
Publicatiedatum: sept. 2016
Pagina’s: 384
Prijs: € 19,99
Uitg. Meulenhoff
ISBN: 9789029091329

 

Over De stenen die de huizen bouwen

‘Een van de meest briljante Britse talenten.’ The Guardian
‘Ik wilde hier een kritiekloze ode houden aan Kate Tempest. De 29-jarige rapper, dichter, toneelschrijver uit Londen is “aanstormend” – ze won poëzieprijzen en treedt op in uitverkochte concertzalen – maar in Nederland is ze nog onbekend bij het grote publiek.’ Simone van Saarloos, NRC Handelsblad
“Een indrukwekkende roman.” Theo Hakkert, verstwee.nl

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KATE TEMPEST: Grootste slam poetry talent sinds jaren, treedt vanavond (10 november) op in de Melkweg Amsterdam

katetempest-nov16-02Kate Tempest vecht met twee wapens; haar pen en haar stem. Als artiest won ze meerdere poetry slams en bracht in 2014 als rapper haar tweede album ‘Everybody Down’ uit. Daarnaast publiceerde ze als schrijfster een dichtbundel en een roman en schreef tussendoor nog een toneelstuk. Op het podium brengt Kate Tempest verhalen tot leven met haar unieke mix van indie-hiphop vol rauwe, poëtische raps over het grauwe stadsleven in Londen. Tekstueel één van de meest interessante en urgente lyricisten van dit moment.
donderdag 10 november 2016 – 19:30 uur
The Max
Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234a
1017 PH Amsterdam
Telefoon: 020-5318181
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KATE TEMPEST IN: PERFORMANCE LIVE (BBC 2 – OCT. 1)

   BBC2 – Saturday October 1, 2016 – 23.00 CET

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Award-winning artist Kate Tempest hosts a night of poetry that includes her epic new story Let Them Eat Chaos and performances from three of her friends, recorded live at the Rivoli Ballroom in south London.

Fusing hip-hop, poetry and theatre, Let Them Eat Chaos is set in the early hours of one morning and traces the lives of seven people living on a south London street, who all find themselves awake at 4:18am. Kate will be joined by performance poets Deanna Rodger, David J Pugilist and Isaiah Hull, who will offer their own reflections on life in contemporary Britain.

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Produced by Battersea Arts Centre, this is the first episode of an ambitious new series, Performance Live. Over the next two years, Performance Live will bring some of the most innovative live theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word to BBC television, in a collaboration between BBC Arts, Arts Council England and Battersea Arts Centre.

Director – Liz Clare
Producer – Andrew Fettis
Executive Producer – Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer – David Jubb
Production Company – Battersea Arts Centre

BBC2 tv – Saturday October 1, 2016 – 23.00 CET
Performance Live: Kate Tempest

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SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY, PARIS: A HISTORY OF THE RAG & BONE SHOP OF THE HEART

shakespeare&comp111A Biography of a Bookstore – Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heartby Krista Halverson (Editor) – Sylvia Whitman (Afterword) – Jeannette Winterson (Foreword)

A copiously illustrated account of the famed Paris bookstore on its 65th anniversary.

For almost 70 years, Shakespeare and Company has been a home-away-from-home for celebrated writers—including James Baldwin, Jorge Luis Borges, A. M. Homes, and Dave Eggers—as well as for young, aspiring authors and poets. Visitors are invited to read in the library, share a pot of tea, and sometimes even live in the shop itself, sleeping in beds tucked among the towering shelves of books. Since 1951, more than 30,000 have slept at the “rag and bone shop of the heart.”

shakespeare&comp115This first-ever history of the legendary bohemian bookstore in Paris interweaves essays and poetry from dozens of writers associated with the shop–Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Ethan Hawke, Robert Stone and Jeanette Winterson, among others–with hundreds of never-before-seen archival pieces, including photographs of James Baldwin, William Burroughs and Langston Hughes, plus a foreword by the celebrated British novelist Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, the daughter of the store’s founder, George Whitman. The book has been edited by Krista Halverson, director of the newly founded Shakespeare and Company publishing house.

shakespeare&comp113George Whitman opened his bookstore in a tumbledown 16th-century building just across the Seine from Notre-Dame in 1951, a decade after the original Shakespeare and Company had closed. Run by Sylvia Beach, it had been the meeting place for the Lost Generation and the first publisher of James Joyce’s Ulysses. (This book includes an illustrated adaptation of Beach’s memoir.) Since Whitman picked up the mantle, Shakespeare and Company has served as a home-away-from-home for many celebrated writers, from Jorge Luis Borges to Ray Bradbury, A.M. Homes to Dave Eggers, as well as for young authors and poets. Visitors are invited not only to read the books in the library and to share a pot of tea, but sometimes also to live in the bookstore itself–all for free.

More than 30,000 people have stayed at Shakespeare and Company, fulfilling Whitman’s vision of a “socialist utopia masquerading as a bookstore.” Through the prism of the shop’s history, the book traces the lives of literary expats in Paris from 1951 to the present, touching on the Beat Generation, civil rights, May ’68 and the feminist movement–all while pondering that perennial literary question, “What is it about writers and Paris?”

shakespeare&comp112In this first-ever history of the bookstore, photographs and ephemera are woven together with personal essays, diary entries, and poems from writers including Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Sylvia Beach, Nathan Englander, Dervla Murphy, Jeet Thayil, David Rakoff, Ian Rankin, Kate Tempest, and Ethan Hawke.

With hundreds of images, it features Tumbleweed autobiographies, precious historical documents, and beautiful photographs, including ones of such renowned guests as William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Langston Hughes, Alberto Moravia, Zadie Smith, Jimmy Page, and Marilynne Robinson.

Tracing more than 100 years in the French capital, the book touches on the Lost Generation and the Beats, the Cold War, May ’68, and the feminist movement—all while reflecting on the timeless allure of bohemian life in Paris.

shakespeare&comp116Krista Halverson is the director of Shakespeare and Company bookstore’s publishing venture. Previously, she was the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story, the art and literary quarterly published by Francis Ford Coppola, which has won several National Magazine Awards for Fiction and numerous design prizes. She was responsible for the magazine’s art direction, working with guest designers including Lou Reed, Kara Walker, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Zaha Hadid, Wim Wenders and Tom Waits, among others.

Jeanette Winterson‘s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published in 1985. In 1992 she was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists. She has won numerous awards and is published around the world. Her memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, was an international bestseller. Her latest novel, The Gap of Time, is a “cover version” of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

Sylvia Whitman is the owner of Shakespeare and Company bookstore, which her father opened in 1951. She took on management of the shop in 2004, when she was 23, and now co-manages the bookstore with her partner, David Delannet. Together they have opened an adjoining cafe, as well as launched a literary festival, a contest for unpublished novellas, and a publishing arm.

“I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations.” —George Whitman, founder

shakespeare&comp114Drawing on a century’s worth of never-before-seen archives, this first history of the bookstore features more than 300 images and 70 editorial contributions from shop visitors such as Allen Ginsberg, Anaïs Nin, Kate Tempest, and Ethan Hawke. With a foreword by Jeanette Winterson and an epilogue by Sylvia Whitman, the 400-page book is fully illustrated with color throughout.

Shakespeare and Company, Paris: A History of the Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart by Krista Halverson
Foreword by: Jeanette Winterson
Epilogue by: Sylvia Whitman
Contributions by:
Allen Ginsberg
Anaïs Nin
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Sylvia Beach
Nathan Englander
Dervla Murphy
Ian Rankin
Kate Tempest
Ethan Hawke
David Rakoff

Publisher: Shakespeare and Company Paris
Publication date: August 2016
Hardback – ISBN: 979-1-09610-100-9
€ 35.00
Publication country:France
Pages:384
Weight: 1501.000g.

# More information on website Shakespeare & Company

Photos: Shakespeare & Comp,  Jef van Kempen FDM
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KATE TEMPEST: GROOTSTE SLAM POETRY TALENT SINDS JAREN, OP 10 NOVEMBER 2016 IN DE MELKWEG

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Kate Tempest vecht met twee wapens; haar pen en haar stem. Als artiest won ze meerdere poetry slams en bracht in 2014 als rapper haar tweede album ‘Everybody Down’ uit. Daarnaast publiceerde ze als schrijfster een dichtbundel en een roman en schreef tussendoor nog een toneelstuk. Op het podium brengt Kate Tempest verhalen tot leven met haar unieke mix van indie-hiphop vol rauwe, poëtische raps over het grauwe stadsleven in Londen. Tekstueel één van de meest interessante en urgente lyricisten van dit moment.

KATE  TEMPEST

donderdag 10 november 2016 – 19:30 uur
The Max
Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234a
1017 PH Amsterdam
Telefoon: 020-5318181
Verkoop start vrijdag 19 aug

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FIRST NOVEL BY POET KATE TEMPEST: THE BRICKS THAT BUILT THE HOUSES

TEMPESTKATE_RECORDThe Bricks that Built the Houses by Kate Tempest:
Award-winning poet and rapper Kate Tempest’s electrifying debut novel takes us into the beating heart of the capital in this multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging.
It gets into your bones. You don’t even realise it, until you’re driving through it, watching all the things you’ve always known and leaving them behind.

Young Londoners Becky, Harry and Leon are leaving town in a fourth-hand Ford Cortina with a suitcase full of money. They are running from jealous boyfriends, dead-end jobs, violent maniacs and disgruntled drug dealers, in the hope of escaping the restless tedium of life in south-east London – the place they have always called home.
As the story moves back in time, to before they had to leave, we see them torn between confidence and self-loathing, between loneliness and desire, between desperate ambition and the terrifying prospect of getting nothing done.
In The Bricks that Built The Houses Kate Tempest explores contemporary city life with a powerful moral microscope, giving us irresistible stories of hidden lives, and showing us how the best intentions don’t always lead to the right decisions.

Reviews:
“It’s hard not to be blown away by Kate Tempest … A stirring, post-Dickensian lens trained on London’s lonely underbelly” – Evening Standard

“This book is almost everything I hoped it would be. That is praise indeed, as I had high hopes … As lyrical as it is gritty, and as devoted to (south-east) London as it is to humanity, with all its foibles” – New Statesman

“Explosive … Tempest’s carefully wrought metaphors work best when they are illuminating cityscapes, giving the reader fresh and vivid visions of a familiar world … It recalls two other great, recent, experimental novels about being young: Jon McGregor’s If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing. There’s the same sense of daring and linguistic inventiveness, the same feeling of language pushed to its limits … It fairly flies off the page” – Observer

A novel of discontentment, rage and good intentions . . . Tempest sharpens her tongue to good effect” – The Times

“A story of accidental adventure and loss in what feels like London’s boiling crucible of race, class and sexuality … This novel requires giving oneself over to its linguistic world … It seems not just to describe a contemporary world but chart the migratory and class movements that has led it to its current state” – Andrew McMillan, Independent

A novel about youth and drugs and desire and dancers … It’s also about the changing face of the capital city. About gentrification and its costs” – Herald

“Both as writer and performer, Ms. Tempest stitches together words with such animate grace that language acquires an almost tactile quality, and the drama she unfolds — of betrayal, disappointment and violence among a handful of not especially special London dwellers — soars to operatic dimensions.” – Charles Isherwood – New York Times –

TEMPESTKATE_BRICKBiography: Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. She has published two plays, Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted, and two collections of poetry, Everything Speaks in its Own Way and the acclaimed Hold Your Own. Her epic poem, Brand New Ancients, won the 2012 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Her album Everybody Down was nominated for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize. She is a Next Generation Poet. The Bricks that Built the Houses, which involves the same characters as Everybody Down, is her first novel

Kate Tempest:
The Bricks that Built the Houses
Taal: Engels
Hardback Edition:
ISBN: 9781408857304
Imprint: Bloomsbury Circus 2016
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Euro 19,49

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KATE TEMPEST TREEDT OP TIJDENS MOTEL MOZAÏQUE ROTTERDAM

De Stichting Motel Mozaïque organiseert jaarlijks een aantal bijzondere culturele programma’s, waarvan het gelijknamige festival ondertussen is uitgegroeid tot een nationaal en internationaal gewaardeerd evenement. In 2004 is Motel Mozaïque tot ‘Beste Festival’ uitgeroepen door de Vereniging Nederlandse Poppodia & Festivals. Motel Mozaïque is ontstaan én gevestigd in Rotterdam.

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Het kunstenfestival Motel Mozaïque is de meest in het oog springende en bekendste activiteit van de stichting. Motel Mozaïque biedt een organische mix van muziek, theater, beeldende kunst, film en de mogelijkheid daadwerkelijk te overnachten in kunstwerken. Daarnaast (ver)leiden de Gidsen van Motel Mozaïque de bezoekers langs bijzondere plekken in de stad en in het festival.
Gastvrijheid is de rode draad in het programma en tevens de inspiratiebron voor de makers van Motel Mozaïque. Tijdens het festival zijn bekende en onbekende muzikanten, dj’s, beeldend kunstenaars en theatergezelschappen afwisselend of gezamenlijk te gast in het motel. De festivaleditie Motel Mozaïque is een zeer nauwe samenwerking van Motel Mozaïque met de Rotterdamse kunstinstellingen de Rotterdamse Schouwburg, CBK Rotterdam en Rotown.

Motel Mozaïque is ontstaan tijdens Rotterdam 2001, Culturele Hoofdstad van Europa. Initiatiefnemer van dit kunstenfestival is Harry Hamelink. Het redactieteam scout en nodigt artiesten en performers uit die in hun werk laten zien, naast warmte en kwaliteit, een ‘open mind’ te hebben. Daarnaast creëren kunstenaars slaapplaatsen op uiteenlopende plekken in de stad en worden de bezoekers door gidsen meegenomen naar de programma-onderdelen die zij zelf nog niet ontdekt hebben.

Naast Kate Tempest zijn onder meer te gast: Temples, Asgeir, Jungle, George Ezra, Kurt Vile, Wild Beasts, Larry Gus, Aufgang, Hauschka, Angel Olsen, Ivo Dimchev, Florentijn Hofman, Jaga Jazzist & Rotterdam Sinfonia, AlunaGeorge, Laura Mvula, The Veils, Jose James, Soap&Skin, Patrick Watson, Django Django, Balthazar, Blaudzun, Fink, The Maccabees, Jose Gonzalez, Belle & Sebastian, James Blake, Lykke Li, Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard, James Vincent McMorrow, Band Of Horses, Angus & Julia Stone, The Gaslamp Killer, Mulatu Astatke, Fuck Buttons, Midlake, The Whitest Boy Alive, Fever Ray, Nico Muhly, dEUS, Trentemoller, Goldfrapp, Efterklang, CocoRosie, LCD Soundsystem, Scissor Sisters, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Nancy Sinatra, Arthur Lee, The Kills, Feist, The Libertines, Peaches, Carina Molier, Benji Reid, Zita Swoon, Abattoir Fermé, !!!, A Silver Mt. Zion, Kung Fu, PONI, Schie 2.0, Observatorium, Bliss, Miriam Reeders, Madeleine Berkhemer, Michael Spencer Jones, Gotan Project, Múm, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Emiliana Torrini, Atelier van Lieshout, Dré Wapenaar, Mogwai, Claudy Jongstra, Villanella / Hanneke Paauwe, The Veils, Amon Tobin en 2ManyDJ’s waren al te gast tijdens Motel Mozaïque.

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Gisteren was Kate Tempest op TV te zien in DWDD met een veel te kort optreden, vandaag (vrijdag 10 april) treedt het Engelse super-dicht-talent op in Rotterdam. Het optreden van vandaag maakt deel uit van haar Europese tour. Na Rotterdam staan deze maand de volgende shows nog op het programma: 11 April: Trix, Antwerp – 13 April: VEGA, Copenhagen – 14 April: Debaser, Stockholm – 16 April: Fri-Son, Fribourg – 17 April: Biko, Milan – 18 April: Teatro Quirinetta, Rome – 20 April: Gebaude 9, Cologne – 21 April: Berghain, Berlin

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AIM Awards 2014: Poet Kate Tempest for Independent Album

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AIM Awards 2014:

Poet Kate Tempest

for Independent Album

One of the nominations for this year’s AIM Awards is the wonderful Kate Tempest, who recently released her debut solo album Everybody Down on Big Dada. The album was produced by Dan Carey, and is in the running for Independent Album Of The Year.

The full list of nominees
INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Actress – Ghettoville
Arctic Monkeys – AMMixRadio
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Fred V & Graffix – Recognise
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
London Grammar – If You Wait
Mogwai – Rave Tapes
Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
Within Temptation – Hydra

The fourth annual AIM Independent Music Awards

takes place at London’s The Brewery

on 2nd September 2014.

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Kate Tempest new album: Everybody Down

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Kate Tempest

new album

Everybody

Down

There’s a

strong, vibrant

formal tradition

in hip hop:

the story rhyme

Rather than the bragging and boasting of many raps, in a story rhyme the MC presents a narrative – a street update of Ovid or Homer if you want to get hifalutin about it. Traced back by some to “The Message” by Melle Mel, few would dispute that it reached some sort of a peak with Slick Rick’s first album, and was carried forward by the likes of Biggie and Eminem. It also had a profound influence on rap in the UK, with artists like Roots Manuva using the form to represent themselves and their city in a myriad of new ways.

Kate Tempest is best known as a poet, perhaps a performance poet or a spoken word artist. She has a novel coming out next year with Bloomsbury. But ask Kate what she is and she’s more likely to say she’s a rapper who writes. That’s her first love. Listen to her voice, her cadences, the accent, and you’ll hear more of Skinnyman than Seamus Heaney, a veteran of Deal Real’s legendary Friday night rap battles but also someone at home doing a book reading at Foyles.

Kate Tempest understands the story rhyme, loves it. Which is why Everybody Down is something like a “novel rhyme” – twelve ‘chapters’ telling one long, complex story, a unique, one-off project, almost unique in the history of the form.

Dan Carey aka Mr Dan is one of the UK’s best known and most highly-rated producers. He’s worked with or remixed Bat For Lashes, Toy, MIA, Chairlift and Hot Chip (and just about everyone in between). When the two met, Carey invited Tempest to come through to his South London studio to muck about on a track or two. In a burst of intense creativity, they put down the whole twelve track album in a fortnight having spent almost a year developing the characters and story.

The result is a revelation. Tempest takes the tropes of the hip hop story – drugs, money, gangsters – and brings them to life in a whole new way, a London way, but also a completely personal way, where she inhabits the different characters and shows the boredom and fear in their lives rather than some faked glamour, shows more than anything their need for love.

Carey, meanwhile, sculpts soundscapes that pay tribute to the roots of hip hop while melding into the themes Tempest addresses, tough and gritty but intensely musical, the sound of a wet winter’s night out in London. He even got US singer-songwriter Willy Mason to contribute a chorus! In the end we get an audio story Dickens might have tried to write, one which is, in Tempest’s words, quite simply about “loving more.”

Kate Tempest has released records on Greco-Roman and Speedy Wunderground and for a long time fronted the band Sound Of Rum (Sunday Best). She won the Ted Hughes Poetry Prize for her play “Brand New Ancients” , which led The Guardian to describe her as “one of the brightest talents around.” Her forthcoming novel for Bloomsbury features the characters and the world built in Everybody Down, with a chapter correlating to each track.

But it’s here on this stunning, sustained piece of work, where each track works on it own, that music fans will hear beyond doubt just what a talent she is.

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Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc’s to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, novelist, poet and respected recording artist. Her work includes Balance, her first album with band Sound of Rum; Everything Speaks in its Own Way her first collection of poems, the critically acclaimed plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly Devoted. Brand New Ancients, her self-performed epic poem to a live score, won the Ted Hughes prize 2013 and the Herald Angel at Edinburgh Fringe.It has sold out tours in the UK and New York and is published by Picador. Her second collection of poetry, Hold Your Own, will be published by Picador on October 2014. Her debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, sold in a highly competitive auction to Bloomsbury and will be published in territories including the UK, US, France, Holland and Brazil in Spring 2015. Excitingly, each track on the record correlates with a chapter in the novel, in a groundbreaking cross-genre experience.

Her single Our Town, with producers letthemusicplay was recently released on Greco-Roman records. Kate has featured on songs with Sinead O Connor, Bastille, the King Blues, Damien Dempsey and Landslide. She has toured extensively, supporting Billy Bragg on his UK tour, as well as supporting Scroobius Pip, Femi Kuti, Saul Williams and John Cooper Clarke. She is 2 x slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York and has played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with Sound of Rum. She’s headlined Latitude festival and has been featured on the BBC’s Glastonbury highlights, Channel 4, BBC Radio 1,4 and 6, as well as XFM and the Charlie Rose Show (Bloomberg) in the US.

Kate’s new album Everybody Down is released in May 2014 on Big Dada records. It was produced by Dan Carey aka Mr Dan who is one of the UK’s best known and most highly-rated producers. When the two met, Carey invited Tempest to come through to his South London studio to muck about on a track or two. In a burst of intense creativity, they put down the whole twelve track album in a fortnight having spent almost a year developing the characters and story. Kate is currently working on a new collection of poems, (to be published by Picador in 2014).

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 3

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film

– Part 3 –

In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre, embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients.
The tour includes 9 London venues including the Royal Opera House, Harrow Arts Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and Battersea Arts Centre, as well as 5 regional venues across the country from Contact in Manchester to Brighton Dome as well as heading to New York at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

In collaboration with director Joe Roberts, Battersea Arts Centre has produced three short films interpreting Kate’s spoken word through moving image, which will be released across the tour.

This is the third of the three part series:

Part one can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLWlB3ib7ZM

Part two can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpqJZrVwZTw

Directed by Joe Roberts
Drawings by Mista Breakfast
Movement and composition by Berkavitch.
Produced by Battersea Arts Centre
Brand New Ancients is written by Kate Tempest

A Kate Tempest & Battersea Arts Centre Co-production
Co-commissioned by the Albany
More info and tickets: # http://brandnewancientstour.com/
15 apr. 2014

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 2

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 2

In association with the Brand New Ancients tour, Battersea Arts Centre in collaboration with director Joe Roberts, has produced three short films interpreting Kate Tempest’s spoken word through moving image.

Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc’s to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, poet and respected recording artist.

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 1

Kate Tempest started out when she was 16, rapping at strangers on night busses and pestering mc’s to let her on the mic at raves. Ten years later she is a published playwright, poet and respected recording artist.

Her theatre writing includes Wasted for Paines Plough, Brand New Ancients for the BAC, and Glasshouse for Cardboard Citizens.

She has written poetry for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Barnado’s, Channel 4 and the BBC. She has worked with Amnesty International to create a schools pack helping secondary school children write their own protest songs, and was invited to write and perform a new poem for Aung San Suu Kyi when she recieved the Ambassador of Conscience award in Dublin.

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Kate released her debut album Balance with Sound of Rum in 2011. She has featured on songs with Sinead O Connor, Bastille, the King Blues, Damien Dempsey, Pink Punk, and Landslide. She has just finished recording a new solo album Everybody Down with acclaimed music producer Dan Carey. She’s toured extensively, supporting Billy Bragg on his UK tour, as well as supporting Scroobius Pip, Femi Kuti, Saul Williams and John Cooper Clarke. She is 2 x slam winner at the prestigious Nu-Yorican poetry cafe in New York. She’s played all the major UK and European music festivals either solo or with Sound of Rum. She’s headlined Latitude festival and her poetry has been featured on the BBC’s Glastonbury highlights. In 2012 she launched her first poetry book to a sell out crowd at the Old Vic theatre in London.

She’s led workshops in schools, colleges and youth groups across the UK and taught a creative writing class at Yale. She’s given lectures at Goldsmiths University and to newly qualified English teachers for the Prince’s Teaching Institute.

Her first spoken word release Broken Herd came out on Pure Groove in 2009. Her poetry book/CD/DVD package Everything Speaks in its Own Way was published on her own imprint Zingaro in 2012, and is available now from this site: # website kate tempest

A new collection of poetry will be out in 2014, published by Picador.

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients On Film – Part 1

In association with the Brand New Ancients tour, Battersea Arts Centre in collaboration with director Joe Roberts, has produced three short films interpreting Kate’s spoken word through moving image.

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