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Sex in the Afternoon

Sex in the Afternoon is a live literature tour and four short digital films commissioned as part of Wellcome Collection’s national Sexology Season.

Featuring four celebrated writers - Malika Booker, Kei Miller, Warsan Shire and Rachel Mars - Sex in the Afternoon will tour to Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London’s Southbank Centre. Straight from the lip, the writers share their own poetry and prose, exploring and exposing sex in all its joy, pain and glory, followed by an open and frank Q&A with the audience and a sexology researcher. How can we express our desires? What stops us?

Find out more about the writers below and hear them read some of their work, followed by a short interview.

Book tickets to join all four poets at the Southbank as part of Poetry International on 26 July.

For more information, download the events programme:

PDF iconSex in the Afternoon Events Programme.pdf

Curated and produced by People Brands Events. (Photography by NAOMI)



Part of the Sexology Season

The writers

Rachel Mars is a performance maker and writer, borrowing from theatre, live art and comedy.

Warsan Shire is a writer, poet, editor and teacher.