Spoken Word

NEW EVENT: Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square

Dahlia Books showcase @ Curve on the Square, 28th August, 3pm Farhana Shaikh, from Dahlia Books, is hosting a showcase of some of the Midland’s finest female writers as part of the summer events in Orton Square, outside Curve Theatre. Featuring: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez, reading material from her book Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020)Emma Lee, …

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lineup from Green Hustle, including Gobs poetry

Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

Writing this right after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Feeling exhilirated and joyful at the moment. Still aware the storm isn’t gone yet and I need to wait some time for the defenses to get properly strong, but feeling really happy and getting ready to do more things at my own pace, honouring …

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NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

This is on Saturday and you should come. The films and performances are of such a high caliber. Art, passion, determination, so many different and valuable visions we can’t wait to share with you. From the FB event:  Join the dynamic group of Nottingham spoken-word artists GOBS Collective this March as they showcase their incredible …

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Bentfest talks

Next week, Bentfest will host a series of talks on their Instagram Live if you want to tune in. The queer punk London festival will host a few of us at 6pm BST: Monday, 18th May, Kirsty Fife zine reading and discussion of class, DIY politics, academia and more. Tuesday, 19th May, Sop will talk …

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Alone Together. Ep 2: Arboretum

Adrian B. Earle (ThinkWriteFly) is one of the most active creators and promoters of poetry in the Midlands. VerseFirst is his multimedia portal in which through podcasts and videos he showcases voices from fellow poets across the region. His latest podcast, Alone Together, is a very interesting project merging words and sounds in small, reflective …

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