Spoken Word London has been running since June 2013 at VFD in Dalston. An entirely open-mic spoken word night, where anybody is welcome to speak in whatever form they wish: most people do spoken word poetics, but comedy, theatre, music, rap and storytelling are all invited too. Our only two rules are that everybody gets five minutes each (and nobody gets more than five minutes), and that each speaker gets equal respect.
We have hosted curated events around the city, including ‘Survival Guides’ against gentrification in Brixton, ‘Troublemakers’ rousing youth politics at the Bishopsgate, and ‘Migrants’ at Shuffle Festival. We can’t wait to showcase the most electrifying performers in queer London.
Spoken Word London is hosted by Patrick Cash, an outspoken gay spoken word poet and contributing editor for Attitude, and Hannah Gordon, acclaimed spoken word poet and editor for Lunar Poetry.
Open Mic slots available