LSE Chill

Hosted by LSE Arts

Cafe 54, New Academic Building,

Join us for our very special LSE Chill Poets’ Night featuring:


Tosin Akingbolagun

Tosin previously attended the Brit's School of Performing Arts for Dance and Drama. It was here that he cultivated a passion for spoken word. His article titled  "Donut: The Bigger they are the harder they fall" has been performed at a Mental Health Awareness Event for Freedom's Corner.  His latest piece of work "Long Live the King" is a dedication to his older brother who is a chef, and talks about his home and living far away from home,“My Nigeria”.



Sheeba Asad

Sheeba is studying International Human Rights Law at LSE. She is from Pakistan and she won an international award on her writing about peace from the Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. Her success in the Netherlands was covered by a range of Pakistani newspapers, and her poetry has been published as well in magazines nationwide.  She is an advocate for peace, her poems have a central theme of universality and  harmonious coexistence.



Deshawn McKinney

Deshawn McKinney is poet, rapper, and activist from the Northside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in Creative Writing and is currently pursuing a MSc in Social Policy at LSE. His work focuses on the liberation of all intersections of Black people and their identities, and building coalition across peoples and movements to create sustainable, proactive, and effective bases of power. His art, grounded in hip-hop, is used as a tool to invite folks into the conversation and disrupt the status quo, with a focus on opening up spaces to those who have historically been absent or barred from them.


7.05 – 7.20pm

Agnes Chew

Agnes is a writer, traveller, and activist at heart. Her debut nonfictional book The Desire for Elsewhere was published and launched at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016, and has since undergone a second print run. Her writing - which seeks to examine the ways in which we live our lives - has been published across Southeast Asia, UK, and US. With a passion for development issues, Agnes recently completed an MSc in Development Management at LSE under the LSE Khattar Scholarship. Concurrent with her postgraduate programme, she served as consultant to UK DFID; research associate for Save the Children UK; and volunteer writer for UN Women. 



Outside Kings

Outside Kings is a group of two dedicated poet/songwriters (George James & Sam Hopkins) based in Cambridge, England. Their mission is to create music that combines spoken word, poetry with acoustic rhythms that often find their foundations in funk and blues with the odd hint of rock’n’roll and the occasional twist of something completely different. George has reached the regional finals of the Cambridge Hammer and Tongue Slam twice. They are currently recording their first EP, and if you would like to hear the music that they create, check out their facebook webpage. 


Perform at our next LSE Chill 

Are you a poet, comedian or budding musician? Are you in a group looking for somewhere to perform? Do you want the opportunity to perform at LSE?

LSE Chill is a free performance night for LSE staff and students hosted by LSE Arts at Cafe 54, New Academic Building, on the last Friday of every month (in term time). 

Not a performer? Come along and enjoy the free night of live music with limited free drinks and snacks.

For more information, please email 

Twitter Hashtag for this exhibition: #LSEArts

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the LSE Arts website.

Twitter and Facebook

You can get immediate notification on the availability of an event podcast by following LSE public lectures and events on Twitter, which will also inform you about the posting of transcripts and videos, the announcement of new events and other important event updates. Event updates and other information about what's happening at LSE can be found on the LSE's Facebook page.


If you are planning to attend this event and would like details on how to get here and what time to arrive, as well as on accessibility and special requirements, please refer to LSE Events FAQ.  LSE aims to ensure that people have equal access to these public events, but please contact the events organiser as far as possible in advance if you have any access requirements so that arrangements, where possible, can be made. If the event is ticketed, please ensure you get in touch in advance of the ticket release date. Access Guides to all our venues can be viewed online.
From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on this listing on the day of the event.


LSE Events LSEpublicevents

Journalist and former global investment bank executive @nomiprins presents her new book, that looks into how the 20……

2 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

LSE Events LSEpublicevents

Prof @CatherineDVries, Prof @simonjhix and @TonyBarber8 discuss how Brexit and the rise of Euroscepticism on the co……

6 hours ago

Reply Retweet Favorite

  Sign up for news about events