Thursday, November 11, 2010


Thursday, 25th November, 7:30 pm, £5
The Victoria
48 John Bright Street
B1 1BN

Brought to you by Apples & Snakes, "Hit the Ode" is the newest addition to the brummie spoken word scene. Each night will feature three hand-picked poets: one from the West Midlands, one from elsewhere in the UK, and one international spoken word star. Open mic slots available too!

This inaugural edition brings three amazing poets (and one musician) to the Victoria:

Kim Trusty - a Birmingham-based poet from beyond the Atlantic, Kim entices audiences with her on-stage charisma and masterful wordplay. Kim has toured England with the spoken word shows Word Temple and Temptation, and has appeared as a guest artist at many venues nationwide, including the Southbank Centre, Soho Theatre, Ways with Words Festival, Latitude Festival, and the Big Chill.

Tony Walsh - a true giant of the Manchester scene, Tony Walsh takes audiences on a rock and rollercoaster ride from comedy to tragedy, from the deadly serious to the seriously deadly. Tony has shared a stage with many top UK and international performance poets and has been published in magazines and anthologies alongside works from Simon Armitage, Benjamin Zephaniah, Roger McGough and Adrian Mitchell.

Ian Keteku & Brad Morden - straight from Canada comes poet & MC Ian Keteku, the reigning poetry slam World Champion! Ian uses his voice to speak for the voiceless, and inspire messages of critical thought. He has shared the stage with artists such as Ursula Rucker, members of the Wu Tang Clan, and Saul Williams. Ian is joined on his European tour by his compatriot, Brad Morden, a ukulele-wielding bard whose musical and poetic travels have taken him from Sarajevo to Little Corn Island in the Caribbean.

Note: if you write and perform poetry yourself - there will be a (very) few open mic slots available. Get there early on the day to sign up!

Info: / 0121 3332428

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