boti’s monday pick of the day: spoken word

We know what it’s like in May, there’s just so much good stuff to choose from that as you flick through the brochures or scroll down your screen, you’re quickly struck with overwhelm. To the point where you never get round to booking anything at all and it’s easier to just go for a pint at the local. Anything to avoid working out which one of the ka-trillion (*this figure may not be 100% accurate) events on offer – that didn’t already sell out weeks ago – you should go and see today.

But no! There’s another way! Every day this month we’ll be giving you one show we reckon you should get tickets for, so you can eliminate the brain ache and just get out and enjoy some great performances. We’ll be mixing it up, so our choices will include everything from music to circus, so over the course of the week you can sample a veritable smörgåsbord of culture. You’re welcome.

Here’s what we’ve got for you today:

Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

After a festival-filled weekend of fun and frolics, we feel like we need to exercise our grey matter a bit, but as it’s Monday, we’re easing ourselves in gently with this thought-provoking melding of science and hip hop.

Erudite Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman fuses brilliant beats with big questions in this 60-minute interactive musical lecture that really brings science to life. But this is not just some clever guy showing off his knowledge in a staid performance, this is laughter-filled learning at its best.

Baba’s analytical prowess, rocking rhythms and genuine enthusiasm for unpicking the science, politics and economics of climate change will leave you begging for more. And you’re in luck as he’s also rapping on consciousness, Darwinism and The Canterbury Tales this week.


Monday 21 May 2018, 7.15pm and 9.15pm; £10
Komedia Studio, 44-47 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN