Spoken word

August

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  • WORD!

  • 7.30pm – 10pm (sign up to open mic from 6.30pm)
  • Thursday 30 August
  • Thursday 27 September
  • Thursday 25 October
  • Thursday 6 December
  • £7 / £4
  • Who says poetry is just for poets?

    We’re proud to be the new home of WORD! The UK’s most unique NHS co-produced spoken word event shortlisted for Best UK Regular Spoken Word Night by Saboteur Awards 2017 and open to absolutely everyone.

    Comprised of two halves of open mic and two headline acts featuring artists of national and international standing, the night is made for those who love to write and perform, plus those who are new to spoken word and want to hear the UK’s most inspiring speakers.

  • Book now

September

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  • WORD!

  • 7.30pm – 10pm (sign up to open mic from 6.30pm)
  • Thursday 30 August
  • Thursday 27 September
  • Thursday 25 October
  • Thursday 6 December
  • £7 / £4
  • Who says poetry is just for poets?

    We’re proud to be the new home of WORD! The UK’s most unique NHS co-produced spoken word event shortlisted for Best UK Regular Spoken Word Night by Saboteur Awards 2017 and open to absolutely everyone.

    Comprised of two halves of open mic and two headline acts featuring artists of national and international standing, the night is made for those who love to write and perform, plus those who are new to spoken word and want to hear the UK’s most inspiring speakers.

  • Book now

October


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  • Joygernaut

  • Andy Craven-Griffiths
  • Thursday 11 October, 7pm – 8.15pm
    £10 full / £5 concession
  • Andy believes that humans are built for kindness. He’s spent the last year collecting your real-life stories of kindness and has even consulted professional biologists, sociologists, and psychologists to tell us how kindness and cruelty affect our body and mind. Joygernaut is a gripping one-man play for those who already believe in kindness, but it’s also for those who feel that Alistair Brownlee was a dingbat for giving up his chance to win the race when he stopped to help his brother Johnny over the line. Andy asks us to be honest about kindness. For instance, are we kinder to those who are good looking, and does sharing a good deed on social media make it less good?

    If you love spoken word, you’ll love these performances…

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  • Attenborough arts centre logo.jpg
  • WORD!

  • 7.30pm – 10pm (sign up to open mic from 6.30pm)
  • Thursday 25 October
  • Thursday 6 December
  • £7 / £4
  • Who says poetry is just for poets?

    We’re proud to be the new home of WORD! The UK’s most unique NHS co-produced spoken word event shortlisted for Best UK Regular Spoken Word Night by Saboteur Awards 2017 and open to absolutely everyone.

    Comprised of two halves of open mic and two headline acts featuring artists of national and international standing, the night is made for those who love to write and perform, plus those who are new to spoken word and want to hear the UK’s most inspiring speakers.

  • Book now

November


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  • Inky Matter

  • Kimberley Harvey with Subtle Kraft Co.
  • Saturday 17 November, 6pm – 7pm
  • £6 full / £5 concession
  • Kimberley is a talented contemporary dancer and choreographer who is also a teacher, Candoco Artist and runs her own inclusive dance company. In this sensitive performance fuelled by curiosity and a sense of humanity, we are invited to see the body as an unsent letter. Pen meets paper and skin, and words may get lost, forgotten or overwritten. We’re mesmerised as movement reminds us of that letter that we want to write, but for some reason never do; or maybe it's that letter that we have written, but never sent.

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December


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  • Small Steps Show

  • House of Verse CIC
  • Saturday 1 December, 7pm – 9.30pm
  • Pay what you think
  • House of Verse have teamed up with Brightsparks to present an original variety performance celebrating life. Following a series of theatre-based cross-art form workshops delivered by House of Verse involving mental health service users, we celebrate the culmination of their creative efforts in this surprising show. Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.

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January


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  • Beowulf

  • Seth Kriebel
  • Thursday 31 January, 7pm – 8pm
  • £10 full / £5 concession
  • We love being in control at Seth Kriebel’s performances. In his unique adaptation of the epic Beowulf, one of the oldest surviving poems in English, we explore a world of heroes and monsters in an interactive performance-game. Each show is like no other as our choices guide the journeys taken on stage, and we ask ourselves why after all these years, we still need stories to help us face our fears.

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