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She Grrrowls: Feminist Arts Night

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The Poetry Cafe

22 Betterton Street

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WC2H 9BX

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September's She Grrrowls is proud to be part of Totally Thames 2019 that runs from 1-30 September.

For this special show, we ask that featured artists and open mic acts bring work that is inspired by unusual, hidden and untold stories of the river. For inspiration, see this list of facts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dM9ZdeVCkGHXjgZoKV-KcVDAJDIHYLFTPUZUucSf8ps/edit?usp=sharing


Find out more about Totally Thames at www.totallythames.org.

BIRDSPEED

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MAYA BLACKWELL


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BIRDSPEED

British born Barbadian raised artist, Birdspeed, is an outstanding individual who weaves an incredible display of poetry and movement during her performances. She is the 2019 Hammer and Tongue UK National Slam Champion and currently holds the title of Manhattan Arts Festival Poet Laureate. Notable UK venue headline appearances include The Bristol Old Vic (UK) and WOMAD festival. Her artistry is also making waves internationally across US cities following performances in: New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Birdspeed has also headlined at significant US venues such as: the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) and The African American Centre (Philadelphia). In the last year Birdspeed also: Birdspeed wrote, recorded and filmed a poem a day for British Black History Month as a response to the lack of narratives on black British historical figures; she performed her first play, The Firebird at the Salisbury Theatre Playhouse; Facilitated workshops in a variety of organisations including a men’s prison. Birdspeed is published in Empoword’s Anthology Words on Windrush (July 2019) and is to be published in: Bad Betty Press’ Alter Egos (September 2019), and BBC Radio’s Words First: Poetry Collection (September 2019).

Socials: Facebook/ Instagram - Birdspeedofficial, Twitter - BirdspeedHero


MAYA BLACKWELL
Through the use of polysyllabic rhyme-schemes, immersive imagery and heartfelt delivery, Maya tells stories of love and nature, with vulnerability and openness at the core of her performance. Her poetry takes you softly by the hand, leads you on a journey through wild forests and far-off starscapes and brings you back home with authentic stories spoken from the heart. Maya is an active performer in the south-west poetry scene, having performed on the same line up as artists such as Vanessa Kisuule and Adam Kammerling for a ‘Blah’s big weekend’ and ‘Raise The Bar’ event and has performed at festivals such as Nozstock and Valley Fest. She has also been a featured artist alongside Fay Roberts for Milk Poetry and supported Joelle Taylor and Maria Ferguson at Milk Poetry Festival 2018 at Tobacco Factory Theatres. Maya has recently published a collection for the online magazine ‘Helicon’ and will be published in their upcoming paper edition later in the year. She also makes home-grown hip-hop for ‘Rooted Records’- a branch of ‘Rooted Collective’- a part-charitable clothing/art outlet and events company which she co-founded.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON TICKETS: A ticket is only valid for the type of ticket selected (additional donations are not tickets) and they are valid until 8pm. Arrive between 7-7.30pm before the event starts as latecomers will only be admitted until 8pm, at which point we will sell your ticket on to anyone waiting without refund.

FAQs

How long are open mic spots?

Open mic spots are as much as you can fit into five minutes. Please make sure to time your work beforehand. Also send a sentence to intrdouce yourself with to shegrrrowls@gmail.com.


It says tickets are sold out, will there be any on the door?

We are now selling all tickets on the door, so if the event sells out in advance, you only have the option of getting returns at 8pm.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There are no age restrictions, but poetry often deals with sensitive subject matters and swearing is also likely.

Is there wheelchair access?

Yes, there is a lift. It is worth emailing ahead to make sure there is room in the space as it can get busy.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

shegrrrowls@gmail.com or any @shegrrrowls socials

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will be on a list.

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The Poetry Cafe

22 Betterton Street

London

WC2H 9BX

United Kingdom

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