£10 + Booking Fee. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm.
A rip-roaring intro to some of the very best spoken word acts on the UK's thriving scene. This is poetry as you've never seen it before, presented by Maria Ferguson (Saboteur Award Winner) & Matt Abbott (Nymphs & Thugs, Skint & Demoralised). Featuring:
JASMINE GARDOSI: Jasmine is a multiple slam champion, beatboxer, Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist, and winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. Her work exploring identity, LGBTQ issues and mental health has appeared on Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival, across BBC Radio, and on Sky Arts’ BAFTA-winning show, Life & Rhymes. Her poetry/beatbox/Celtic dubstep show 'Dancing To Music You Hate' explores gender identity and was commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre.
LOUISE FAZACKERLEY: Introducing poet-extraordinaire and theatre-maker, Louise Fazackerley! Coming to you fresh from the exotic Northern streets of Orwell’s Wigan. She tells darkly humorous stories of hope and hurt. With work rooted in word-witchery and the working class, Louise explores the synergy between poetry and movement in a way that makes the ugly beautiful and the mundane fantastical. Winner of BBC Radio 3 ‘New Voices’, European Slam Finalist, she’s also been on tour with John Cooper Clarke. Louise is excited to share work from her new, darkly humorous dystopian book ‘The Lolitas’ and poems from 'Bird St', A collection sharing the last ten years of her performance poetry.