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The WORD theatre | Vanessa Kisuule + Ciaran Hodgers

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New Theatre Royal

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LN2 1JJ

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the WORD theatre brings the BIGGEST, most exciting, and relevant Spoken Word artists in the UK to the stunning theatre stage of the New Theatre Royal every month. Featuring award winning performers from around the country, an open mic, and live music.

Headliner: VANESSA KISUULE

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She has won several slam titles including Farrago Schools Out Slam Champion 2010, Bang Said The Gun Award, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, Slambassadors 2010 and South West Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion 2012 and most recently The Roundhouse Slam 2014, Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014 and the Nuoryican Poetry Slam in New York. She was the recipient of The Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary and the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship in 2017.

She has worked with the Southbank Centre, RADA, The Bristol City Council and had her work featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Dazed and Confused, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx in Vienna. She represented the UK in two European Slam Championships in Sweden and Belgium, completed a ten day tour around Germany in 2015 and spoke at the Global Forum of Migration and Development in Bangladesh in 2016. Her roster of international performances has extended into 2017 with invitations to Barcelona, Finland and Oslo. Her debut poetry collection 'Joyriding The Storm' was published in April 2014 and her one woman show SEXY toured in 2017/18 with the support of Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic and Camden People's Theatre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b-B4G8lQdk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXBWk9-dXws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOkRA0buG9Q


Support: Ciaran Hodgers

Ciarán Hodgers is an Irish poet working and living in the UK. Winner of the National Sean Dunne Young Writers Award 2010, the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015 and the Word War 3 Slam 2016. He is a Creative Writing graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire. In 2014 he produced a spoken word EP titled The Hours and in 2015 he exhibited his experimental prose-poem 4/3inAmsterdam’s NEU NOW festival.
Having cut his teeth in Cheshire, Manchester and Salford he’s performed at Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, FLARE Festival, Lingo Festival Dublin, the London Irish Centre, the John Ryland’s Library for the European Science Open Forum, the launch of Before Passing by great weather for media, the launch of Gerry Potter’s The Story Chair, Manchester Political Pride, Threshold Festival Liverpool and in the Royal Albert Hall at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final.

www.ciaranhodgers.com
facebook.com/ciaranhodgerspoet
twitter.com/ciaranhodgers

Quotes
"Thoughtful, punchy." - Lingo Festival
​"Storming" - Rosie Garland (via Twitter)
"Formidable poeting" - Hammer & Tongue
"Talented as feck" - Sophia Walker
"One of the most exciting new faces to appear on the North West's poetry circuit in a long time." - Kieren King
"[His] astounding command of words and quiet truth had me wishing for his poems in print." - Cuckoo Quarterly

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSlEzrrefXo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyvZCpXHSbw&t=40s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp89h9gRQ3E


OPEN MIC: 5 Open mic spots are available, with an optional pre-show workshop costing £5 per person. All participants will have the option of professional photography and video footage of their live performance which will be uploaded to our Youtube channel and social media accounts, and will gain free access to the show.

Please contact thewordtheatrenight@gmail.com

BUSKER IN THE BAR:
After our Headline act we will finish the show in the bar area with live music and a chance to chat to the performers (10pm-11pm)

TICKETS:
Tickets are available through the New Theatre Royal Box Office 01522 519999, on the door, or through Eventbite.

Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm.

18+ unless accompanied by an adult.
May contain adult themes and strong language.
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the WORD theatre is partially funded by Arts Council England and the National Lottery.'
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New Theatre Royal

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