Spoken-word performer LionHeart has been chosen as one of four artists to create ambitious arts-led projects at the Hall. Along with the other three chosen artists, he will be headlining shows, presenting exclusive commissions and running initiatives for young audiences as part of the scheme.
Artistic director at the Royal Albert Hall, Lucy Noble, said of the initiative "This programme is about shining a light on this historic space – enabling old friends and new audiences to see it in a different way. We’re opening up the stage to these four fantastic artists, making it a place where we can challenge preconceptions, spotlight crucial contemporary issues, and inspire the next generation of creatives"
LionHeart's focus will be to promote mental health and wellbeing through immersive spectacles and self-expression. The project is part of a wider push by the Royal Albert Hall to promote greater diversity, innovation and increase young people's engagement with traditional artforms.
LionHeart took to Twitter to announce the news saying "The journey I have taken in poetry has been riddled with so many challenges, and I'm telling you now, I'm going to do so much for the poetry scene... For the poets who have been told there's no career in it, that there's a ceiling... Watch me! We all have a path to create."
LionHeart was part of the Royal Albert Hall's 150th birthday celebrations in 2021 when he performed as part of David Arnold's ensemble put together to take the audience on a sonic journey through the hall's first 150 years.
Watch this video to find out more about this exciting and ambitious project.
LionHeart is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents, click his image for his profile page & voiceover showreel.