An open mic poetry & spoken word night, hosted by activist and poet, Book of Lilith.
An evening of Turkish and Kurdish poetry in English. A range of voices from 1960s ‘Second New’ movement, Sufi Bektaşi poets, gay and lesbian poets post-1980s and from Kurdish poet in prison Ilhan Sami Çomak.
A new open mic poetry & spoken word night. Part of the People’s Art Fair.
How can we communicate heavy issues in a way that brings people in? The incredible Pete the Temp leads this workshop for writers of all abilities and genres who want to develop ninja skills to enchant, provoke and persuade. Part of the School of Activism 2.0 curriculum.
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’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.
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?