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Spoken Word at NOW Gallery

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In the first of NOW Gallery events for Studio Morison’s Mouse and his Child, Hester Connell has curated an evening of Spoken Word with Cecilia Knapp, Mina West, Kareem Parkins-Brown and Alex Daykin. They will be reacting to Spike Milligan’s Badjelly the Witch for an evening from some of London’s most dynamic performers.

Cecilia Knapp is a poet, play write and performer. She has performed all over the UK and internationally. Commissions include the TATE, The Guardian and the BBC and she has been featured in Vogue as one of the UK's young poets to watch. Her first show "Finding Home" was recently published by Burning Eye Books and toured the U.K. extensively in 2017. She is working on her first novel and her debut poetry collection. She is currently poet in residence at Great Ormond Street hospital and tutors the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. She is an ambassador for the mental health charity C.A.L.M.

Mina West is an upcoming spoken word artist from North London, best known for her vulnerable but raw powerful style that captivates an audience with a simple sequence of words. At a young age she witnessed many hurdles and difficulties, which led her to write poetry where she found solitude and peace.

Alex Daykin is 25 and from Rochester in Kent. He has been writing and performing in the emerging London spoken word scene for the last 4 years. Having initially used the art form as a way of coping with his mental health problems, this has led to Alex performing at a number of events. These have ranged from events set up by large charities such as CALM (Campaign against Living Miserably), to performances for the open speaking platform organisation, Connected by Humanity; a group he is personally affiliated with.

Kareem Parkins-Brown is a poet from North West London whose work has featured at venues across London like Barbican, Tate Britain and the Royal Academy of Arts. His desert island films are Mean Girls, Carlito’s Way and Serpico. He’s still searching for an answer to “So, what do you write about?”

All proceeds will go to BookTrust.

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