Gabriel Gbadamosi with Mandy Bonnell on 2 June

Drawing Projects UK is delighted to present this special event in association with the From the Ground: Mandy Bonnell & James Brooks exhibition.

Hear Gabriel Gbadamosi on Saturday 2 June at 4pm along with exhibiting artist Mandy Bonnell as part of our Drawing Discussion series in the intimate setting of The Drawing Centre Project Space.

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright and essayist of Irish-Nigerian descent who grew up in London and studied English at Cambridge University. His novel, Vauxhall, won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize, Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair, and was runner-up for the McKitterick Prize. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow in European and African Performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for Creative Writing at Cambridge University. and was a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the City & Guilds of London Art School. 

His book collaborations with visual artists include Sun-Shine, Moonshine with Conroy/Sanderson and The Second Life of Shells with Mandy Bonnell. His plays include Eshu’s Faust (Jesus College, Cambridge), Shango (DNA, Amsterdam), Hotel Orpheu (Schaubühne, Berlin) and for radio, The Long, Hot Summer of ’76 (BBC Radio 3) which won the first Richard Imison Award. As a journalist and broadcaster, he has presented arts and ideas on Art Beat for the BBC World Service and Night Waves for BBC Radio 3. He is a director of Wasafiri literary magazine and trustee of the Arcola Theatre, London.

This event takes place immediately after the regular meet up of the Trowbridge Poetry Society Stanza Group (from 2-4pm) at Drawing Projects UK.

Enjoy an afternoon that celebrates and explores creative practice at Drawing Projects UK. Advance booking recommended. Tickets from £0 to £5.