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Chill Pill: The Big One

Chill Pill: The Big One


  • DATES & TIMES: Friday 29 June, 8pm
  • AGE GROUP: 16+.
  • TICKETS: £10 / £8 concs.

    Chill Pill: The Big One

    Mixed bill night of unpredictable, heartfelt and hilarious spoken word from one of the UK’s leading poetry collectives.

    Joining the Chill Pill collective for this edition of The Big One are:


    David J


    Probably the most enigmatic performer on the UK's poetry scene. Described by Kate Tempest as the "Godfather of Spoken Word", David J's career spans back over 20 years. He's toured with the Last Poets, supported Patti Smith, featured on BBC 2, Radio 4 & Ch4's "Random Acts". But it's his legendary live performances that have made him one of Spoken Word's most beloved artists.


    Namvula Rennie


    Zambian-Scottish singer and songwriter Namvula has been described as “a true original” by the  Guardian.  Her debut album Shiwezwa was released to critical acclaim, and was selected as one of the top 100  albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times. 


    She's appeared on: Radio  4’s "Woman’s  Hour", Radio  3’s "World  on  3", Jazz FM & BBC’s  "Focus  on Africa". Her sophomore album;  Quiet  Revolutions, delves into all aspects of femalehood, tracing an arc of  stories from ancestry through girlhood and adulthood, into joining the ancestors.  



    Zena Edwards


    As a poet Zena's writing for performance explores  the creative voice immersed in issues exploring collective and personal revolution in the midst of social injustice and all its intersections. Her work has taken her all over the world, including a US performance on Def Poetry Jam & she's been featured on Radio 4, Radio 3 & 1Xtra

    Her poems articles and blogs for social and environmental issues, race and power are published in Open Democracy, Dance the Guns to Silence in Commemoration The Ogoni 9, Platform London’s Blog - Featured in Riots Reframed documentary – Voice Over Films, and Loose Muse New Writing for Women.



    This event is part of The Last Word Festival