Friday, December 03, 2010

BIRMINGHAM: Public Address

Thursday, 9th December, 2010, 7.30pm, £7/£5
mac Birmingham,
Cannon Hill Park,
B12 9QH
Booking: 01214463232 /

Five amazing poets, five distinctive voices - and five different places to call home. Come discover their worlds and let them dazzle you with their wordplay! Public Address brings some of the brightest rising stars of UK spoken word poetry to Birmingham for one date only: unmissable if you like your poetry live, powerful, and exciting.

Mike Edwards - a writer and performer from Stockton-on-Tees and member of Monkfish Word Tank, a multimedia spoken word collective. Mike is a regular performer of poetry and character comedy in the North East and beyond. He was a resident poet on My Place Or Yours, an interactive writers’ residency by Apples & Snakes.

Saran Green - a passionate performance poet, her numerous performance styles echoing her multi-cultural upbringing. She is an established performance poet on the Jamaican poetry scene and appeared as a guest poet at the University of the West Indies. She captivates her audience with her striking stage presence and

Mark Niel - Audiences immediately warm to his assured performances and deft ability to blend humour, pathos and provocative material. Mark has become an ambassador for poetry and hosts Tongue In Chic, a poetry and spoken word event in Milton Keynes.

Hannah Silva - a writer and performer whose distinctive style combines the physicality of theatre with energetic, fast-paced poetry. She composes speech, choreographs language and exploits 'double tonguing' to create a unique form of spoken word

Matt Windle - is a boxer and poet! Formerly a sprinter, he was the Birmingham and Midlands champion for both the 100m and 2000m. In 2007/08 he was Birmingham’s young Poet Laureate and is the face of the new Birmingham Library.

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