Words by the Water is hosted and curated by the brilliant Tyrone Lewis, taking you on a journey and introduction to spoken word where you will meet 8 talented artists who will share what this art form means to them. Performing on 10th June (World Empathy Day) and as part of Southwark’s Festival of Words.

Join us for a thought-provoking evening and have a taste for what we have in store for 2021.

Please note that Words by the Water will be presented online on behalf on Canada Water Theatre.


Tyrone Lewis, UK Poetry Slam Champion 2020, former Roundhouse Poetry Slam Champion and Author of his debut collection Blackish. Tyrone has worked across England with poetry in a variety of ways, including performing, teaching and peer mentoring. He was nominated as the editor’s choice for Best Spoken Word Performer for the 2018 Saboteur Awards and was a semi-finalist in the 2020 World Cup Of Poetry.

Based in London, Tyrone is a regular on the scene there and is one of the co-hosts of a monthly Open Mic Night, Boomerang Club as well as the host of Canada Water Theatre’s Open Mic Nights. Tyrone has also been involved with a number of major national poetry events over the years including 2010’s Word Cup, 2012’s Shake The Dust and 2015’s Shot From The Lip, as well as helping out with UniSlam in from 2016 – present.
Away from poetry, Tyrone is a full time video editor. Over the past few years Tyrone has used the skills he picked up from filmmaking and photography to work on documenting the spoken word scene via Process Productions. Through that, he’s been able to showcase a large amount of the scene via both Process’ YouTube channel and social media presence. Tyrone has become known across the UK not only for his writing and performance but also his work behind a camera.