Bringing you some of the most acclaimed feature acts and up-and-coming artists in poetry and music.
Jawdance has become an institution of London’s spoken word scene regularly attracting the best audiences. Come and join us for London’s biggest spoken word night!
The notorious and always exciting Jawdance open mic is for poets, part-time poets, partial-to-an-open-mic poets, or even I’ve-written-what-I-think-is-a-poem-but-I’m-not-a-poet poets… this is your chance to own the stage with some of the biggest names in spoken word at East London’s very own independent arts venue, Rich Mix.
Sign up on the night from 7-7.30pm to enter your name into the open mic lucky dip draw – there are 10 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random – what have you got to lose?
Smith is a black, queer, poz writer & performer, and author of Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press). Smith was shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2018, and [insert] boy (YesYes Books), and winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry.
Anita Barton-Williams is a poet and the mother and father of Heaux Noire, a live poetry and music night for Black and Brown womxn. She is a Barbican Young Poet alumni and member of Octavia Collective.
Sugar J & Bumpkin
Modern day psalms focused on: preemptive funerals, relationship struggles, diaspora, rum and love, set in lo-fi soundscapes and organic beats. An exciting new collaboration between producer Bump Kin and SugarJ Poet. They debuted at Summer Poetry X last year and are now working on an E.P.
All this completely FREE, hosted by poet and performer Yomi Sode.