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 UpMonday, April 25th, 2022 at 6:42pm
Word Up is Back!

Join us on the 9th of May for our long awaited special addition of Word Up featuring Pete the Temp, alongside our regular open mic!
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Word UpMonday, December 13th, 2021 at 2:07pm
After much deliberation, we've taken the decision to *cancel Word Up tonight*. With growing reports of events becoming a hotbed for mass infections, we don't feel comfortable placing our audience, performers, or organisers in a situation with such increased levels of risk.

We were so close... Whilst this feels like the right decision for WU to make, we know that this will likely cause you a level of disruption. We're sorry for this.

We look forward to getting back going next year. We're working with Pete the Temp to look at alternative dates in the spring, and will be back on the mic as soon as we're able.

Much love.

Charlie & the Word Up team
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Word UpSunday, December 12th, 2021 at 4:54pm
See you TOMORROW at the Royal Oak Harlesden at 730pm!

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Word UpMonday, December 6th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Have you got your ticket for next week yet??? Join us at the Royal Oak Harlesden for our Christmas Special open mic ft Pete The Temp

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Word UpWednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 6:00pm
ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT for our Christmas Special with a headline feature from poet, comic and musician Pete the Temp!


Doors open 7.30pm for ticket holders only. You can sign up for an open mic slot till 8:00pm. Limited slots are available, all poets are pulled at random from the hat.
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Word UpFriday, November 12th, 2021 at 6:58pm
NW London's Spoken Word Open Mic is back for Christmas with a special headline feature from poet, comic and musician Pete the Temp!

Entry for ticket holders only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/word-up-ft-pete-the-temp-stage-invasion-tour-tickets-210012502047

Expect the same supportive open mic, and as well as National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, bringing to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.
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