European Literature Night 2019

With François and the Atlas Mountains, Doris Kareva, Valts Ernstreits, Olga Stehlikova and Tomas Braun.

Explore the intersection between poetry and performance with three leading European poets, followed by a performance from François and the Atlas Mountains of their latest album, Fleurs du Mal, inspired by Baudelaire’s famous collection.

Part 1

We celebrate and hear the work of Latvian poet and visual artist Valts Ernstreits, Czech poet Olga Stehlikova and her musical collaborator Tomas Braun, and Estonian poet Doris Kareva, who has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Part 2

A performance from French/British an indie rock band François and the Atlas Mountains of their latest album, Fleurs du Mal, inspired by Charles Baudelaire’s famous 1857 collection.

Presented in partnership with the British Library, the Institut FrançaisEUNIC London, the Czech Centre London, the Embassy of Latvia, and the Embassy of Estonia.

Cover artwork Fleurs du Mal’ by François and the Atlas Mountains – Credit Margaux Shore.