Find out which artists are performing at the next Transcendence event
SEPTEMBER 12TH 2019
Tolu Agbelusi is a Nigerian British poet, playwright, producer, educator and lawyer. Shortlisted for the White Review Poetry Prize 2018, she is published internationally and nationally including in Aké Review 2018, White Review, Brittle Paper, Pittsburgh Poetry Review and Filigree. Agbelusi has performed widely including at the Southbank, Stanza International Poetry Festival, Boxed In, Vocal and Verses, etc. She was a 2017 BBC Edinburgh Slam FInalist and is the curator of the Home Is Project. For more information, visit www.ToluAgbelusi.com
headliner at SEPTEMBER transcendence
Samuel is a poet of Sierra Leonean heritage, born and raised in London. Since starting his public performances in 2014, he was crowned the November ‘14 Farrago Poetry Slam Champion, and qualified to the UK Farrago Poetry Slam Championships Semi-Finals in February '16. In March 2017, Samuel was awarded the Outspoken LDN 'Poetry in Film' Prize for his poem 'Heart Cry' - the piece focuses on the experiences of young people overcoming depression and anxiety.
In 2018 Samuel was a finalist in the Poets in Autumn Poetry Challenge Competition and performed as an opening act in the Poets in Autumn World Tour in London, the largest spoken word/poetry production in the world.
Samuel enjoys using poetry to present the Gospel in an honest and compelling way. With a focus on engaging the audience with a message of hope, Samuel seeks to address culturally relevant topics from a biblical view.