There Should Not Be Goldfish

Adam Kammerling

08/03/2020 1:30 pm
Kings Place, Limehouse Room

In 1938, two children fled the Nazis. 80 years later Adam Kammerling went on a journey through European history with a playlist exclusively of heavy metal. This is the story of that journey, of the escape, and the joy of existing big. Through the character of Goldfish award winning poet Adam Kammerling explores fragility, family trauma and the connection between Jewishness and loud loud music.

Adam Kammerling


Adam Kammerling is an award winning poet, interdisciplinary artist and educator. His most recent works include Seder, his debut poetry collection which was a finalist in the National Jewish Book Awards,  Shall We Take This Outside, a three-person spoken-word/dance theatre piece that toured nationally, and Inside!, a piece of poetry/rave theatre commissioned by Centrepoint and the Saatchi Gallery. He has written poetry commissions for the BBC, The Orwell Prize and Nationwide, and theatre commissions for Upswing Circus, Raise Dark, and Slide Dance. A highly experienced educator, he has created poetry based theatre with emerging poets, musicians and circus practitioners at the Roundhouse, The Albany and Pentonville Prison. He is the creative producer of The Nest, an arts education program for young people at the Fostering Network.