Live Conversations: Drip Maketh the Man? (Live at the V&A)

Join this one-off Live Conversation talk and spoken word sharing, exploring what it means to be a young man in the world today through fashion and poetry

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  • Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Past Event

Drip (slang for clothes) Maketh the Man is a spoken word project led by award-winning writer Yomi Ṣode. Over 3 months, 13 young men have explored their personal relationship between clothes, image and identity through poetry, using the V&A’s Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition and the museum’s vast collections as a starting point.

This special one-off event is your chance to sit in on some of the rich discussion from the project about what it means to be a man in the world today. Join poets Yomi Ṣode, Andrew McMillian, Jamel Duane Alatise, Omar Kent, Leo Stickley, Timotei Cobeanu and Alfie Neill to hear their explorations of modern manhood, through conversation and poems.

This event will be live streamed to online audiences from the V&A Museum. Book a ticket on this page to join the event live in the museum, or sign up HERE to watch the conversation and sharing online.

Background image: Jean-Baptiste Belley, by Omar Victor Diop, 2014, Pigment inkjet print on Harman by Hahnemühle paper. Courtesy MAGNIN-A Gallery, Paris. © Omar Victor Diop