Created and compered by JESS GREEN, Find the Right Words is now firmly established as one of Leicester’s best spoken word and rap nights, which includes two nationally acclaimed headline acts, ten open mic spots (sign ups from 7.00pm) and the increasingly sought after speed poet spot. The show was nominated for the SABOTEUR AWARDS 2018 and Jess won the BBC EDINBURGH FRINGE SLAM 2018. With the support of the never knowingly mainstream BURNING EYE BOOKS, Jess makes sure you get to hear the UK’s top performance poets making the biggest noise in spoken word. The headliners this month are:-
IMOGEN STIRLING – Award winning performance poet, theatre maker and musician, who has performed extensively throughout the UK, including at Latitude Festival, Eden Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her work has featured on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Music Introducing. Imogen toured with hip hop poetry collective Words w/ Friends in summer 2018 before debuting her solo show #Hypocrisy at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show sold out and was long listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award before transferring to London’s Theatre503 as part of their Best of the Fest programme.
JOSHUA SEIGAL – Poet, performer and workshop leader. He has books published by Bloomsbury, and his acclaimed collection Advice to a Young Skydiver is published by Burning Eye. Joshua has performed internationally, and has taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival, the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and the Emirate Festival of Literature (Dubai). He is an official National Poetry Day Ambassador and has held residencies at numerous schools throughout the country.
Veg’An Love – Pop-up kitchen selling delicious pies and pizza available from 6.00pm. Pay on the night or pre-order with your online tickets (Info)
Joshua Seigal - Very imaginative and wonderful