Kate Tempest shortlisted for Mercury Prize

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We’re absolutely delighted that performance poet Kate Tempest, who’s appearing at Durham Book Festival on Friday 17 October to present her new poetry collection Hold Your Own, has just been nominated for the Mercury Prize for her album Everybody Down.

Kate is a wonderful, edgy performer, who blurs the line between poetry, spoken word and hip-hop and we’re thrilled she’s bringing her performance to Durham.

You can see more about her at and book tickets for her Durham event at