I’m delighted to be hosting another Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau poetry event this Thursday 27 May 7-8.30pm. We are still online for now, so you can join us from wherever you are. We have two incredible featured poets for you, Luci:d and Amy Lee Tempest. Below is a little more info about each of them. We will also have a poetry open mic, advance booking only. There are currently a couple of open mic slots still available. See the booking page link for details.
Luci:d is an award-winning writer and spoken word poet. Her work has appeared on BBC, The Social Distancing Festival and various podcasts. Her feature sets have included Farrago at The Poetry Society. Her poem, Clap, featured alongside contributions from celebrities Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) in the #copingtogether campaign. Her work has been published by Extinction Rebellion, Litro, and won first prize in the Writers Forum magazine international short story competition.
Here is Luci:d’s poem ‘Clap’
Burnley based poet, Amy Lee Tempest has been performing since 2018 across her local poetry scene. Her experimental poetry sequence, ‘Wallpaper’, was nominated for the Lancashire Arts Festival award, and later exhibited and performed as part of Burnley’s arts festival ‘Openings’, 2019. She was the poet in residence for Burnley’s Literary Festival later that year and more recently was a guest at Scotland’s literary rave, ‘Sonnet Youth’.
Here’s a taster of Amy performing one of her poems:
Tickets are £5 or, if you’re able to offer a little more support to keep these events running, there is a £7 ticket available. The event is hosted on Zoom, and starts at 7pm, with Zoom open from 6.45pm (19.00 UTC and 18.45 UTC respectively)
The Bureau Centre for The Arts is a vibrant new volunteer run Arts Centre in the heart of Blackburn, providing versatile space for arts activities, theatre, music, cultural events and community participation.