Word Up

Spoken word is exploding, and there's no barrier to entry. We’re building a space for creatives to share their thoughts through poems / raps / lyrics. Anyone is welcome, virgins or veterans. Together we'll create a group with open ears and free-flowing words. Expect outspoken, lively words from both newcomers and some established artists. Open mic slots are open to registration on the night from 7:30pm, so get down early. The spoken word will kick off at 8pm. Open mic will be "1 piece" slots (5 minutes max). Price: Free Please share! Run by: Charlie de Courcy, Hannah Gordon, and Desree Gumbs-Carty
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Word UpThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 12:17pm
Introducing the first of our three headliners for Monday's event - Yomi Ṣode

Yomi Sode is a Nigerian British writer, performer, facilitator and Complete Works Alumni. He has read poems at Lagos International Poetry Festival, Afrika Fest with Speaking Volumes in Finland, the New York Public Library with the British Council and at Edinburgh International Book Festival.

His writing has been published in Rialto Magazine, Bare lit Anthology, 10: Poets of the New Generation Anthology, Tales of Two Londons Anthology and the upcoming Safe: On Black British Men Reclaiming Space, Magma and The Poetry Review.

In 2019 Yomi was awarded one of three Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.

COAT, Yomi’s first one-man show, has toured nationally to sold-out audiences and he is currently working on his first poetry collection and second show.

We cannot wait to have him at Word Up!
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Word UpThursday, May 28th, 2020 at 1:02pm
We are excited for Monday's Words Down Workshop with Zena Edwards exploring artist self-care. Tickets are free and are available via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-down-workshop-with-zena-edwards-tickets-105540087242
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Word UpFriday, May 1st, 2020 at 2:35pm
We were honoured to have the incredible Brent- born Dean Atta share this title poem from his first collection with us.

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Filming & Editing by Word Of Mouth London / www.wordofmouthlondon.co.uk
Audio by Word Up
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Alice Honeybul
Alice HoneybulThursday, April 30th, 2020 at 1:56pm
Hi everyone. Posting this here as I believe this may be of interest to a lot of people.
Sofa Story Club will be running live events full of storytellers, musicians, spoken word artists and poets. Each Sofa Story Club pairs two phenomenal complementary, contrasting artists, who will take you an adventure from the comfort of your couch.Hope to see some of you there ☺
All information can be found on the website. All profits go to charity.


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