Lower the Bar

Lower the Bar

Back by unpopular demand, Raise the Bar presents its awful Christmas event Lower the Bar – the worst hour of poetry you’ve ever heard.

Raise the Bar ‘Spotlight’ | Tom Sastry’s Book Launch

Raise the Bar ‘Spotlight’ | Tom Sastry’s Book Launch

Raise the Bar’s popular ‘Spotlight’ open mic event is back for a special edition at PRSC, celebrating the launch of Tom Sastry’s ‘Complicity’ with Nine Arches Press. Spotlight focuses on the emerging talent pool of Bristol and its surrounding areas, providing a relaxed and welcoming environment for newbies, veterans and anybody in between to perform their work to a warm and intimate audience in the heart of Stokes Croft.

Potent Whisper + Question Time – ‘How can the left beat Boris?’

Potent Whisper + Question Time – ‘How can the left beat Boris?’

Come and join us for an evening of performance and a People’s Question Time ahead of the demonstration at the Tory party conference in late September. London based spoken Word artist, author and community organiser Potent Whisper will open the evening before a panel of speakers discuss the question of how the left can beat Boris?

Meta-slam V2.1 Featuring Leilah King and Ruari Quinn

Meta-slam V2.1 Featuring Leilah King and Ruari Quinn

Meta-Slam is a competition where 8 poets will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants to compete for a £50 headlining set in the heart of Bristol. We strive to make the event as close as possible to a fair and balanced cometition where pure lyrical skill and...
Meta-Slam V2.0 – Featuring Imogen Downes

Meta-Slam V2.0 – Featuring Imogen Downes

Meta-slam: A slam that aims to refine the Poetry Slam into a well oiled machine, with no score creep, real judges and a cash prize for the winner. Updated ruleset, new visuals, faster runtime, better content, expect updates of this size and magnitude every time a new...
Meta-Slam

Meta-Slam

A brand new slam is coming to Bristol and it’s coming in hot! Meta-Slam is a competition where 10 poets will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants to compete for £100 in prize money, using nothing but their words, their wits and their ability to impress...