Tate Modern Performance

Jacob Sam-La Rose and the Barbican Young Poets

Jacob Sam-La Rose and the Barbican Young Poets

Poet and performer Jacob Sam-La Rose takes the stage with the Barbican Young Poets and Burn After Reading collectives for a group performance with urban inspired poetics. They present These Streets are Made for Talking, with the young poets performing ideas collected from you, your family and friends during their Turbine Festival workshop. See a city through spoken word. Jacob Sam-La Rose and some of the most exciting young poets in London share poems of the city in all its various forms, from the familiar and known to the fantastic and unrecognisable.


A powerhouse of the page and stage, Jacob Sam-La Rose is an indefatigable poet, performer and educator. He is widely published and anthologised, and has performed at venues and festivals internationally, including the Open Book Festival (Cape Town), the Urb Festival (Helsinki) and the Gwendolyn Brooks Conference (Chicago). He leads the Spoken Word Education Programme at Goldsmiths University and the Barbican Young Poets programme, and is a leading figure within the UK’s youth slam poetry movement.


Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

25 July 2015 at 15.30–16.00