A brand new spoken word night for Brighton, showcasing top UK artists, local musicians, a ‘poet in residence’, poetry film and open mic.
 And there’s a twist – each Trope has a theme, so we can really tackle the nitty-gritty of life from all angles, and we’re starting with a big one:  POWER!
 What is it? Who has it? Who doesn’t? How is it wielded? What happens when it changes hands?

All of the performers will be asked to share work interpreting the theme and so generate enough wattage to jump start your brains and light up your hearts. This month featuring Kat FrancoisToo Many DragonsPoet in Residence: Chris Parkinson and a selection of Open Mic performers. For the open mic places are limited to 10 of 3 minutes each. Sign up on the door from 7pm to guarantee a slot.  First come, first served.

The whole evening will be hosted by Holly Lang.

When: Saturday 14th October, 7.30pm
Where: The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AJ
Tickets: £6.50 / £3 open mic
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Kat Francois
Performance poet, playwright, director, actor, comedian, workshop facilitator, and personal trainer, Kat was the first person to win a televised poetry slam in the UK, and a year later went on to win the World Slam Poetry Championships. She has performed globally on four continents and her acclaimed spoken word play, Raising Lazarus, received a 4 star review at Brighton Festival 2017.

Too Many Dragons

Too Many Dragons are a two piece rock band from Brighton. One writes songs about mundane everyday life and delivers them in an unnecessarily dramatic manner. The other goes to school and plays computer games.

Poet in Residence: Chris Parkinson

Poet and prankster Chris spins elaborate yarns that irreverently blend abstract imagery with internet slang into deadpan satire that manages to smuggle serious ideas into whimsical pieces that delight in being very silly indeed.