Museum of Youth Culture to host Home Is Where the Dance Is talk with Emma Warren and Kieran Yates

Emma Warren and Kieran Yates

The event, taking place on 16 May, will be free to watch online.

The Museum of Youth Culture and The Royal Society of Literature – in partnership with Crack Magazine – are teaming up to host a talk with writers Emma Warren and Kieran Yates. Entitled Home Is Where The Dance Is, the discussion will focus on their respective work committed to creating and conserving space. The pair are old friends who wrote their forthcoming books in tandem, and the talk will see them reflect on the publications as well as the process of creating their respective works.

Warren – who is the author of Make Some Space: Tuning Into Total Refreshment Centre and Document Your Culture and also contributed the foreword to Drumz of the South – has spent decades documenting grassroots music culture. In her new book Dance Your Way Home: A Journey Through the Dancefloor she asks why we dance together and explores the spaces in which we do so, as well as the recent threats that have been posed to these spaces in recent years.

Yates’ forthcoming publication All The Houses I’ve Ever Lived In: Finding Home in a System that Fails Us – due out this April – looks at the housing crisis and delves into the stories of the places we call home, in spite of housing precarity.

Home Is Where The Dance Is is part of The Royal Society of Literature’s Vital Discussions: On Demand series. The free online talk will be held at 12pm (GMT) on 16 May. Head to the RSL’s website to register for a viewing link.