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:-
Jenny Lindsay– One of Scotland’s best known spoken word performers, and her spoken word, theatre and music organisation Flint & Pitch was included in The List Magazine’s Hot 100 for 2017. As an independent programmer and promoter of poetry, live literature and spoken word, Jenny has been credited with contributing to a thriving live poetry scene in Scotland.
Ben Norris– Poet, playwright and actor. He will be reading from his second pamphlet of poems, some ending, published May 2019 by Verve Poetry Press. Ben is two-time national poetry slam champion and has appeared everywhere from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. His debut solo show The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before touring the UK and Australia. Ben is from Nottingham, and is currently poet-in-residence for Nottinghamshire Libraries and a Creative Associate at Nottingham Playhouse. He also plays Ben Archer in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.
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)
Government advice means we are now closed until further notice. We’re heartbroken for our lovely theatre, our magnificent artists, our loyal audiences & volunteers & all our comrades in the industry. Love to you all. ❤️