Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Book Slam x Wellcome Book Prize
@ Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start.
London’s leading literary shindig returns to Wellcome Collection with a brilliant line-up of words and music to celebrate ten years of the Wellcome Book Prize.
On the bill are bestselling author of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, “The Pier Falls” and, forthcoming, “The Porpoise”, MARK HADDON, novelist, essayist, activist and 2019’s chair of judges, ELIF SHAFAK, and psychotherapist, author of “The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read” and agony aunt, PHILIPPA PERRY.
Hosting is our old friend and sparring partner, the supremely gifted and wickedly funny SALENA GODDEN, we have a short set from Mercury Prize-nominated singer and collector of songs, SAM LEE (described as “the heart of folk” by The Times), plus comedy from YouTube sensation DAMIEN SLASH who has a killer one-man mixtape on Radio 4.
Good thinking, good music, good food, good company … And all for just £8. Good God you’d best have a good excuse to be anywhere else. See you there.
Books on sale courtesy of the wonderful @Wellcome bookshop.