First Five @ Roundhouse!

Remember the book that changed your life. The film that opened your eyes. That song you’ll never forget.

Now pick two books, two tracks and one film that define you and you’ve got your First Five.

Join Yomi Ṣode as he talks to the producers, influencers and champions behind the art and artists that matter to us, and delves into their First Five to find out who and what has influenced them.

Guest to be announced.


Yomi Ṣode is a Nigerian-British poet, playwright, facilitator and recipient of the 2019 Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. His acclaimed one-man show COAT has toured nationally to sold-out audiences. In 2019, his essay The F Word was featured in Safe: 20 Ways To Be A Black Man In Britain, and in 2020 his libretto Remnants, written in collaboration with award-winning composer James B. Wilson and Chineke! Orchestra was lauded by BBC Radio 3 and The Guardian. He is a Complete Works alumni, member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, founder of both leading spoken word platform BoxedIn and The Daddy Diaries – an online blog platform for Fathers & guardians. Yomi’s debut collection is scheduled for publication by Penguin in Spring 2022.

For in-person performances at The Last Word Festival, Covid-safety measures will be in place in accordance to government guidelines. All performances have gone on sale with social-distancing in place between bubbles (a minimum of 1 metre) and you will be required to wear a mask. We will update you as government guidance changes – this could mean the venue upgrades to full seating with no social distancing.





Starts On

30th July 2021 - 8:00 pm

Ends On

10:00 pm



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