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LIVEwire Leeds #1 | Salena Godden & Nafeesa Hamid

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Hyde Park Book Club

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Nymphs & Thugs Recording Co.

LIVEwire Leeds #1
Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid
plus open mic
hosted by Matt Abbott.

Nymphs & Thugs are the UK's leading spoken word record label. Since forming in 2015, they've become home to Louise Fazackerley, Matt Abbott, Toria Garbutt, Salena Godden, Kevin P. Gilday and Luke Wright. Their 'LIVEwire' events are rapidly developing a reputation as one of the most electric nights on the scene.

Their new series of 'LIVEwire' events include four regional dates around England - Manchester (20 Sep), Bristol (13 Nov), Birmingham (22 Feb), Colchester (29 Apr) - as well as four resident nights at Hyde Park Book Club in Leeds. Each event will feature a unique line-up, with at least one N&T artist on the bill.

The first of the Leeds events pulls no punches, with globally renowned poet Salena Godden supported by Birmingham-based rising star Nafeesa Hamid. The night will be hosted by N&T founding owner Matt Abbott, and there are 6 open mic slots available on a first come, first served basis (details below).


LIVEwire Leeds #1


SALENA GODDEN

Salena Godden

One of the UK's foremost poets, and a regular at festivals and literary events around the world. After gracing stages for 25 years, her rebellious livewire spirit unparalleled. Her ‘Pessimism Is For Lightweights’ pamphlet took UK poetry by storm last summer, and her ‘LIVEwire’ album was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award in 2016.


NAFEESA HAMID

Nafeesa Hamid


Nafeesa Hamid is a British-Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing. Her debut collection 'Besharam' was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2018.


MATT ABBOTT

Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott is freshly establishing on the UK's scene. His debut one-man show 'Two Little Ducks' earned 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 and on a 22-date UK theatre tour last autumn, and was accompanied by his debut poetry collection on Verve. He formed N&T in spring 2015 and fronts alternative act Skint & Demoralised.


OPEN MIC

There are 6 open mic slots available on a first come, first served basis. Each open mic slot lasts 5 minutes, and we encourage as diverse a range of poets as possible. You can apply for a slot by emailing Matt on matt@nymphsandthugs.net.


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