Tag: spoken word

Polarbear

Polarbear

Birmingham’s Steve Camden a.k.a. Polar Bear has made a name for himself as one of the top spoken word poets in this artic zone. His style is one that is yet to be challenged, an approachable, straight forward yet insanely thought provoking, break down of real life, real people, and real caves.

Metis Biography

Metis Biography

Metis is a UK-based spoken word Hip Hop artist, originally from California, who has performed widely throughout both London and New York. In 2006, Metis first hit the London stage - with feature performances at Poetry in Motion, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Tifa Tifa Fashion Show Premier, Rouge Noir, Stratford East Theatre and Camden Arts Gallery; the impact was immediate.
 

Sean Graham Biography

Sean Graham Biography

Sean Graham trained as a performing artist and dancer at The Brits and Lewisham College. Since 2004 he has been touring nationally and internationally with the Irven Lewis Dance Company. As a freelance-fusion artist he often works utilising dance and spoken word. Sean made his debut as a soloist at Breakin’ Convention ’06.
 

Joshua Idehen Biography

Joshua Idehen Biography

Joshua Idehen is co-founder of the collective known as A Poem Inbetween People, the host and organiser of the spoken word event PoeJazzi, and a spoken word artist himself, performing all over London in prestigious events such as Onetaste, Poetry N Motion, The Cellar, Shortfuse, and the John Betjeman Festival in Cornwall, to name a few.
 

Camden Black History Month

MC Nii Ayikwei Parkes at the Round House

In partnership with the Roundhouse Summer programme, this youth poetry slam – with MC Nii Ayikwei Parkes – will engage young people and the wider in creating innovating forms of poetry. The theme will be Black Histories. Contestants will work on there entries throughout the summer and will perform their final pieces at the poetry slam held at the Roundhouse. Winners will be judged on applause and all competitors will receive a prise. For competition details please visit www.cbwg.org.uk.

Camden Black History Month

Camden Black History Month

Camden is proud to present to you a fantastic Black History Month program for 2006 that celebrates the achievements and history of Black African and Caribbean communities who live and work in the borough. This years theme is ‘Spoken Word’ and will offer a wide range wide range of different forms including rap, writing, song, Film and performing arts.

Mic Check 1, 2 - 2nd June, The Albany, Deptford

Mic Check 1, 2 – 2nd June, The Albany, Deptford

Apples & Snakes, England's leading poetry organisation established in 1982 commemorate the evolution of poetry to lyricism and RAP by celebrating hip-hop as a cross strand of performance poetry in its own right. Apples & Snakes’ provide a platform for poetry that is popular, relevant, cross-cultural and accessible and stretch the boundaries of poetry in education and performance.