Tate Modern Performance

Apples & Snakes Presents: Theresa Lola

Award-winning poet and new Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola reads from her debut poetry collection

In Search of Equilibrium is an extraordinary study of death and grieving. Lola identifies where the algorithms of the body and the memory fail, and finds the words that will piece together the binary code of family and restart the recovery programme.

In Search of Equilibrium is published by Nine Arches Press.

Theresa will read from her work, followed by a Q & A and book signing.

This event is presented by Apples and Snakes and Tate Enterprises.


Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet, recently awarded the role of Young People’s Laureate for London. In 2018 she was the joint winner of the Brunel International African Poetry Prize, was invited by Sadiq Khan to read a commissioned poem at the unveiling of Millicent Fawcett’s statue, and launched her magazine for writers FourHubs. She was 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam champion, and has led workshops and performed across the UK and abroad. She is a graduate of the Barbican Young Poets programme and part of the Octavia Women of Colour Collective.

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Date & Time

26 July 2019 at 19.00–20.00

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