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What's on: Spoken Word




Fertile, home grown and imported poetry and performance from the some of the most exciting wordsmiths around.

 

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Image:BOLD - Couplets and Cuppas
Wed 24 Sep
Entelechy Arts and the Albany present

BOLD - Couplets and Cuppas

Live streamed poetry jam linking older artists from London, Bradford and Stockton-On-Tees.

Image:Queer'Say
Thu 2 Oct
Rosie Wilby & Apples and Snakes present

Queer'Say

A brand new series of queer spoken word events recorded live for Resonance FM’s award winning LGBT show Out In South London.

Image:Afrovibes - Chill Pill Plus...
Wed 15 Oct - Fri 17 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Afrovibes - Chill Pill Plus...

Just when you think the show is over, resident spoken word collective, Chill Pill, keep the Township Café going with a series of pop-up events. Each evening will be curated by different Chill Pill artists with co-hosts and acts from the extended Chill Pill family both near and far.

Image:Chill Pill: Afrovibes
Thu 16 Oct
Chill Pill and the Albany present

Chill Pill: Afrovibes

South London’s coolest spoken word night goes global with a very special line-up of international and UK artists, including Toni Stuart, one of South Africa’s finest published and performing poets, plus even more open mic slots up for grabs.

Image:Tangled Roots
Sat 18 Oct

Tangled Roots

Strangers meet on an East London-bound train and find they have more in common than they thought in this true-life spoken word performance exploring the untold story of London's mixed-race population, based on funny and touching real-life stories from the Tangled Roots book.

Image:The Shipwrecked House
Thu 13 Nov
Penned in the Margins presents

The Shipwrecked House

In a sparkling new one-woman production, Anglo-Breton poet and rising literary star Claire Trévien crafts a shifting nautical landscape within the confines of troubled domesticity.

Image:The Spinning Wheel
Sat 22 Nov
Unfinished Business presents

The Spinning Wheel

The Spinning Wheel is an international collaboration between New York hip-hop theatre artist Baba Israel and Artistic Director of Unfinished Business, Leo Kay.

Image:Chill Pill: Christmas Special
Thu 18 Dec
Chill Pill & the Albany present

Chill Pill: Christmas Special

The Big One returns for a super-sized helping of spoken word with all the trimmings and dancing 'til late. Join the whole Chill Pill team and their festive guests for the biggest line up yet.