28 October 2020
Bougie Lanre's Boulangerie
A poetic performance by Kareem Parkins-Brown on the nuances of the hospitality industry
It is the job of long suffering waiting staff, servers and cooks to be kind; serving up both literal and embodied kindness with a smile on each and every shift. Or is it?…
Kareem Parkins-Brown brings us into a world of raging waiters, kind cooks, rude customers and gentrifying pop-ups with this debut performance. Transforming Free Word into the neighbourhood’s most on-trend new bakery, Kareem will present poems such as ‘Fuck Food Bloggers! (Unless They Wanna Pay!)’ ‘No Matter Where You Go, You’ll Always Work With a Guy Called Nick’, ‘London Living Wage?’, ‘Vegangelists’ and ‘The Meanest City in the World’.
The performance will be streamed live from Bougie Lanre’s Boulangerie (aka Free Word’s cafe) for audiences to watch from home.
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28 October 2020
Poet and Writer
Kareem is a Barbican Poet Alumni, proud North-West Londoner and the World’s Cutest Grandson. No, he can’t answer ‘So, what kind of things do you write about?’ But he did win the Roundhouse Slam in 2019.