A close up image of a man with a dark beard under red stage lights holding a microphone wearing a beaded hat and white shirt.

Anthony Joseph


Time: 7:30pm (booking closes at 7pm)

Tickets: £10 per person (livestream ticket)

Running Time: 105 mins

To watch the performance, you’ll need a laptop or desktop computer (with webcam and microphone). You will need Chrome installed as your browser.

Live from the Grand Hall: Get together with friends online  for entertaining nights in, streamed LIVE from our beautiful Grand Hall.  

Soak up the best of EFG London Jazz Festival, no matter where you are. Award-winning Trinidad-born poet, musician and spoken word artist, Anthony Joseph, presents an exclusive performance of his forthcoming album, The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives, due in Spring 2021.

Anthony Joseph is the author or four collections of poetry and three novels. As a musician he has released seven critically acclaimed albums which blend poetry with jazz and Caribbean music.


Saxophone/KeysJason Yarde
Saxophones – Denys Baptiste
BassAndrew John
GuitarThibaut Remy
DrumsRob Young
Percussion – Crispin Robinson

This performance will be LIVE and will not be repeated or available online afterwards. There is one chance to watch and you’ll need to get yourself a ticket. By doing so, you’ll be supporting the acts performing and Battersea Arts Centre too.

Once you book, you will receive pre-show information on the day of the performance. Your link to watch will be sent 30 minutes before the show starts. Need help? Email us.

Part of our Make/Love Season #MakeLove2020


EFG London Jazz Festival Logo in Black & White.


Part of EFG London Jazz Festival.


This is a livestream direct from our beautiful Grand Hall at Battersea Arts Centre. The artist performing will be filmed in real-time, live in concert from our building.

This livestream uses a unique two-way platform – you will see and hear the performance as it happens live, and the performers will be able to see and hear you  (projected onto a screen in the performance space). So do get involved with cheers and applause!

Once you book, you’ll receive an email confirming your booking. You will receive pre-show info on the day of the performance. Your link to watch will be sent 30 mins before the show starts. Need help? Email us.

Livestreams will start promptly at the advertised time.


This event takes place online. You will receive your link to access the performance on the day of the event.

Because this event contains new material, we aren’t able to communicate what the content will be in advance.  There will be loud noises and loud music. There might be bright flashing lights or strobes. However, you can adjust the brightness and volume on your own device. You can also turn off the performance at anytime.

BSL Interpretation
Information about British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted dates for our Live From The Grand Hall series is coming soon.

Further Information

Download the pre-show information