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Polari at The RVT

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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

372 Kennington Lane

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SE11 5HY

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London's multi award-winning LGBTQ+ literary salon is back! Hosted by Paul Burston with authors Juliet Jacques and Kevin Maxwell.

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Hosted by Paul Burston with special guests Juliet Jacques and Kevin Maxwell

Juliet Jacques is a journalist, filmmaker and the author of Trans : A Memoir, which was shortlisted for The Polari First Book Prize 2016. Her latest book is a volume of short stories, Variations (Influx Press, 2021).

Kevin Maxwell is the author of Forced Out : A Detective’s Story of Prejudice and Resilience (Granta 2020), which describe his experiences as a black gay man working for the Met. The book is shortlisted for The Polari First Book Prize 2021.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts 7.30pm and ends at 9pm.

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This is a mixed standing / seated event with limited seating.

Please arrive early if you need a seat.

Group bookings can request a table reservation and tables will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Organiser Paul Burston

Organiser of Polari at The RVT

Polari began in 2007 in a bar in Soho. Since 2009, we’ve been based at London’s Southbank Centre. We also tour regularly, funded by Arts Council England.

Writers and performers who’ve appeared at Polari include Amrou Al-Kadhi, Penny Arcade, Jake Arnott, Neil Bartlett, Dustin Lance Black, John Boyne, Russell T Davies, Maureen Duffy, Stella Duffy, Cerys Evans, Bernardine Evaristo, Patrick Gale, Garth Greenwell, Alexis Gregory, Saleem Haddad, Mari Hannah, Philip Hensher, Celia Imrie, Keith Jarrett, Jackie Kay, VG Lee, Kirsty Logan, David McAlmont, John McCullough, Andrew McMillan, Val McDermid, Karen McLeod, Paul McVeigh, Fiona Mozley, Must Okwonga, Diriye Osman, PJ Samuels, Ali Smith, Joelle Taylor, Tracey Thorn, Paula Varjack and Sarah Waters.

Polari was named Cultural Event of the Year in the Co-op Respect Loved By You Awards 2013.

“Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed great night out” - Sarah Waters

“Lively, funny and inspiring – a gay-themed salon of interest to anyone remotely interested in literature, whatever their sexual bent” – Patrick Gale

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