Now with a new start time of 7.30pm.
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:-
Panya Banjoko – UK based writer and poet whose work has been published in various anthologies. She has performed widely, including the 2012 Olympic Games, coordinates a Black Writers network, is Patron for Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and the founder of Nottingham Black Archive. In 2017 she was presented with the Black Achievers Award in Culture, Music and Art for her work with Poetry.
Rowan McCabe – Poet from Newcastle upon Tyne. Aware that this isn’t a proper job, he decided to create his own and is now the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet. Knocking on stranger’s houses, he asks what is important to them. He then goes away and writes a poem about this, free of charge, before bringing it back and performing it on their doorstep. Rowan also performs on stages and has appeared at Glastonbury Festival and the Royal Albert Hall.