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Childhood Memories of Vauxhall: A Talk by Gabriel Gbadamosi


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Gabriel Gbadamosi is poet, playwright and author of Irish-Nigerian descent. Reading extracts from his debut novel Vauxhall – which won the 2011 Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize – Gabriel will give a personal account of growing up as a mixed-race child in Vauxhall, Battersea and Nine Elms in the 1960s – a time of bomb sites, post-war reconstruction and new multicultural communities over which towered the windowless Nine Elms Cold Store, looking like a dead pyramid…” The talk will be followed by a Q&A and signed copies of Vauxhall will be available to purchase.

Gabriel studied English at Cambridge University. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, and a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University.

Part of London Festival of Architecture 2017.  For the full festival programme, see

New Union Square
5 Nine Elms Lane

Nearest train/tube:
Vauxhall/ Battersea Park Station

Event date: 16/06/2017
Open from 18:00 to 20:00

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