We’re thrilled to have Mr. Poetivist in residence at The Rose Hill for two weeks in June, working with Abraham Moughrabi to soundtrack, record and produce a new collection of poems – a poignant exploration of loss, love, and the delicate balance between life and grief.

Born in Ghana, Mr. Poetivist is a poet and curator whose voice echoes with the essence of his homeland. With a keen eye for unsaid narratives, he unearths visuals that resonate deeply with audiences. Notable works include a commissioned series of poems for Isshaq Ismail’s exhibition, ‘Beyond the Fence, Begins the Sky,’ at Efie Gallery. Additionally, Mr. Poetivist debuted his radio playwright “The Village We Are” on Berlin-based radio-Refuge Worldwide, showcasing his versatility as a creative force. His poem “Ode To Afrika” was featured as the lead poem for TEDxAccra 2021, further solidifying his place as a prominent voice in contemporary poetry.

The residency will culminate in a live performance on Saturday 22nd June where he’s joined by guest artists and musicians – delivering the world premiere of “kumbaya – the elegy of distant relatives”.

This collection of stanzas delves into the myriad forms of loss, from the simplest to the most intricate, bearing witness to memorable sentences infused with raw farewells. Through his poetry, Mr. Poetivist epitomises the intersection that separates our beautiful existence, reminding us of the delicate balance between life and grief.

Join us as we navigate the depths of human experience through poetry and music, celebrating the enduring spirit of resilience and remembrance. Tickets are limited, so secure yours today for a night that promises to be both captivating and thought-provoking.