Spoken word





Liv Torc and Sammy Nour

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Thursday 29 August
7:30pm - 9:30pm
£7 / £4 concession

A Radio 4 slam winner and former Bard of Exeter, performance poet Liv runs the spoken word stage at WOMAD festival and the Hip Yak Poetry School. Liv will be supported by well-known poet and performer, Sammy Nour, also known as the creator and compere of local established and regular poetry night, Some Antics.

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WORD! presents: La JohnJoseph - A Generous Lover

La JJ looking out to the audience in front of a screen.

Thursday 12 September
7pm - 8:45pm
£10 / £5 concession Suitable for ages 16+

The true, and very queer tale, of one soul's journey through the wasteland of mental illness, to deliver their lost love. Selected as one of The Scotsman's top 10 pick of Edinburgh Fringe 2018. La JJ has presented performance work across the UK including the Royal Opera House, Bristol Old Vic, HOME and the Southbank Centre, as well as internationally.

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WORD! presents: John Hegley and the Bradgate Writers

John going up a hopscotch on a wall.

Thursday 26 September
7:30pm - 9:30pm
£7 / £4 concession

The godfather of performance poetry, John Hegley is widely known as one of the country's most innovative comic poets. Alongside his own work, John will present the work of the Bradgate Writers, including work arising from a year-long residency with the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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WORD! presents: Everybody's Reading Festival: Open Mic Special

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Saturday 5 October
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Everybody Welcome
Pay What You Think

Come and perform whatever you like at our Open Mic special. Featuring special guests.

Presented by BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health group, in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre, WORD!, The University of Leicester, and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

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WORD! presents: Jamie Thrasivoulou

A man in a polo shirt stares in to the camera. Behind him is a tower block.

Thursday 30 January
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Suitable for ages 16+

Jamie Thrasivoulou is an award-winning writer, poet, lyricist and workshop facilitator; who’s performed everywhere from London’s 100 Club; to The Other place (Royal Shakespeare Venue). He is the official Derby County Football Club poet; performing to 31,000 people at Pride Park Stadium.

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