Spoken Word Summer Party

  • This PAST event happened on: Thu, Jul 21, 2022

  • Venue:LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, LE1 1RE
  • Time:7:30pm
  • Cost:£5 / £7
  • Web Address:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spoken-word-summer-party-2022-tickets-375242649867?aff=erelpanelorg

  • A party marking spoken word movements & activism with Pete “the Temp” Bearder, Showcase Smoothie, Sammy Nour, Cathi Rae, Chris Oliver + more

    Join us at a social event which celebrates the history of the oral tradition through the ages.From Virgil and Chaucer, to Biggy Smalls and Patti Smith, and from the Edinburgh Fringe to our pioneering and enduring Leicester spoken word nights, we discuss and perform the poetic movements that have shaped our history and made us who we are today.

    WORD! and Renaissance One partner with leading spoken word artists and collectives including Showcase Smoothie and Some-Antics to present this evening which will include performances from local and regional voices who are enthralling audiences around the country.

    Artists featured include Mellow Baku, Sammy Nour, Laura Dickinson Chris Oliver and Cathi Rae, also spoken word artist Pete “the Temp” Bearder who will give a performative talk based on his groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance. Pete brings to life some of the most iconic moments in performance poetry, from ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop and shows how our spoken word scene is connected to West Africa praise poets, medieval bards and even tribal shaman.

    Spoken Word Salon: the evening show is preceded by a spoken word salon at 5.30pm featuring artists and activists including Luke Broughton, Dawn Seaman, Alex Kamut, Pete “the Temp” Bearder and Some-antics exploring the ways that spoken word fosters community, activism and change.

    Please get in touch with Renaissance One via [email protected] if you have any access needs.

    The event is supported by Arts Council England and LCB and is a partnership between WORD! and Renaissance One. The day is co-curated and hosted by Melanie Abrahams and Lydia Towsey.