Kae Tempest performs Running Upon the Wires

Watch Kae Tempest's exclusive performance of Running Upon the Wires at Evolutionary Arts Hackney.

On Thursday 20th September 2018, Kae Tempest gave an exclusive one-off performance of their new collection Running Upon the Wires at Evolutionary Arts Hackney.

In this stunning, emotional performance, Kae takes us on a journey; from the heart-wrenching end of one relationship to the joy and hope of new love, and through the heartbreak, confusion and healing in between. If you weren't lucky enough to attend the sell-out event, you can watch it in full, below.

Running Upon the Wires

by Kae Tempest

Book cover for Running Upon the Wires

Running Upon The Wires is Kae Tempest’s first book of free-standing poetry since the acclaimed Hold Your Own. In a beautifully varied series of formal poems, spoken songs, fragments, vignettes and ballads, Tempest charts the heartbreak at the end of one relationship and the joy at the beginning of a new love; but also tells us what happens in between, when the heart is pulled both ways at once. Running Upon The Wires is a heartbreaking, moving and joyous book about love, in its endings and in its beginnings.