In Pictures: Performance Poets @ Lewisham Literary Festival

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In Pictures: Performance Poets @ Lewisham Literary Festival
Over the course of the evening, poetry even appeared on the walls
Over the course of the evening, poetry even appeared on the walls
Ross Sutherland performed the poem he wrote for Londonist: Poem Looked Up On Google Streetview
Ross Sutherland performed the poem he wrote for Londonist: Poem Looked Up On Google Streetview
Nikesh Shukla read a brilliant story from his third person diary: Peaches and Cream
Nikesh Shukla read a brilliant story from his third person diary: Peaches and Cream
Lewisham local and prime mover behind the Lewisham Lit Fest kids poetry competition, Janett Plummer ended with her excellent poem about being a Brummy in London
Lewisham local and prime mover behind the Lewisham Lit Fest kids poetry competition, Janett Plummer ended with her excellent poem about being a Brummy in London
Jacob Sam-La Rose - another Lewisham local - debuted an awesome urban poem and told us our dreams
Jacob Sam-La Rose - another Lewisham local - debuted an awesome urban poem and told us our dreams
Lewisham local and judge for the Lewisham Lit fest kids poetry comp, Ronnie McGrath wowed us with his mouth trumpet and fantastic surrealist performance poetry
Lewisham local and judge for the Lewisham Lit fest kids poetry comp, Ronnie McGrath wowed us with his mouth trumpet and fantastic surrealist performance poetry
Yet another Lewisham local, Nii Parkes transported us to Ghanian beaches and made us think how playing basketball and the piano are really quite similar
Yet another Lewisham local, Nii Parkes transported us to Ghanian beaches and made us think how playing basketball and the piano are really quite similar
Peckhamite, Liz Bentley gave us pre- and post- separation poems, ending with a song about taking a small child to Sainsburys - warning, don't go on holiday with her :)
Peckhamite, Liz Bentley gave us pre- and post- separation poems, ending with a song about taking a small child to Sainsburys - warning, don't go on holiday with her :)

Pictures from last night's Londonist Presents: Performance Poets at Lewisham Literary Festival featuring four hyper-local performers, one from up the road, one who spends an awful lot of time here and one who's just jumped ship but was born and raised in Harrow. Click through the gallery for a flavour of the fab evening.

The festival closes tonight with Tall Tales, a night of comedy and storytelling for grown-ups with John Finnemore, Helen Arney and other brilliant people for £4 in Hither Green.

Photography by Tom Royal.

Last Updated 16 September 2011