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The Enemies Project presents

The Oldest Sports – a literary celebration of boxing and wrestling

Saturday 30 June
Venue 2

In a nutshell

Celebrating boxing and wrestling through poetry, fiction, performance, theatre and discussion.

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Bringing together some of the UK’s finest novelists, poets and academics, this event celebrates the world’s oldest sports, wrestling and boxing, in literature. A perennial topic for writers throughout the 20th and now 21st century, this event, in innovative style, examines our ongoing fascination with combat sports, exploring their history, culture and paradoxes. 

With Lynn Nead, Don McRae, Sarah Victoria Turner, SJ Fowler, Oliver Goldstein, Declan Ryan, Annna Whitwham, Toby Litt, Simon Pomery, Iris Colomb, Joe Turrent, Stewart Home and more..

What to Expect

New performances and tours and mini exhibitions and talks. 

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix is home to the world in London, a place for new artists to grow and for experimentation to flourish. Without the generous support of the institution, there would be no Enemies Project. I’m sure that’s true of many other organisations.'

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Things you should know

Suitable for ages 16+

This event is wheelchair accessible.