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:-
Casey Bailey – Poet, author, writer, spoken word performer, rapper, song writer and a secondary school senior leader from Birmingham. He runs Bailey’s Rap and Poetry (BRAP), and through this initiative has performed and spoken at events in the UK, as well as run workshops in rap, poetry, music and song writing. Having performed at multiple TEDx Events, his first short collection of poetry Waiting at Bloomsbury Park was published in July 2017.
Hannah Swings – Poet, teacher and artist, born and bred in Birmingham. Hannah’s haunting yet hopeful storytelling spans themes such as female identity, relationships, heritage and mental health. Her debut collection This Dress Has Pockets was brought to life in November through Verve Poetry Press. It is her hoard, her memory bank, her adventure into the known. Hannah coached the University of Birmingham’s 2018 uniSLAM team to victory and won CoachesSLAM that year too. She went on to represent the UK at CUPSI in Philadelphia. She has performed live across the country and on radio and is a National Youth Theatre alumnus. She believes good things come to those who make.
Hannah Swings - Her work finds the beautiful and the lyrical in the everyday with the wisest, self-deprecating heart and intuitive wit and humanity.