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Blackbox: Antonia Jade ‘You’ve Lost Weight ‘

Antonia Jade King is one of the hosts of Boomerang Club, and a previous Hammer & Tongue finalist. She has featured at Poetry and Shaah and Heaux Noire and was part of Apples and Snakes Writing Room programme in 2018 and has performed at numerous events including Love Supreme festival and Rallying Cry at Battersea Arts Centre. She is currently a Barbican Young Poet and her debut pamphlet 'She Too Is a Sailor' is out with Bad Betty Press.

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Blackbox: Sea Sharp ‘The Tall Grass Shuffles’

Sea Sharp is a British-American poet, performer, and playwright whose work explores themes of home, trauma, identity, and anything else that makes them feel uncomfortable. They are the author of 'Black Cotton' (Waterloo Press, 2019) and of the Prairie Seed Poetry Prize-winning book, 'The Swagger of Dorothy Gale & Other Filthy Ways to Strut' (Ice Cube Press, 2017).

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Blackbox: Roger Robinson ‘Walk With Me’

Roger Robinson is a dozen men. Or more. He was born in Hackney, lived in Trinidad, but spent most of his adult life in London. He is a writer, poet, singer, musician, teacher, scholar, thinker, activist and man of letters. He is one of the few unrelenting and constant observers of life in Brixton, of post-riot/pre-Brexit Britain. He is a serious man with a great sense of humour.

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Blackbox: Jasmine Gardosi ‘Why Does She Write in Nightclubs?’

Jasmine Gardosi is a multiple slam champion, Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist and recent winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. Jasmine uses audience participation, beatboxing and manipulation of voice and body in order to explore LGBTQ+ issues, sex education and mental health.

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Blackbox: Henry Madd ‘The World on Fire’

Henry Madd is an award-winning poet, educator and theatre maker born in the West Midlands now operating in Margate. His work, rooted in his rural upbringing, veers from the heart-warming to the heart wrenching, always with a healthy dose of comedy woven in.

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Blackbox: Marcus Joseph ‘Morning Affirmation’

Marcus Joseph is a jazz musician and spoken word artist based in Leicester. Classically trained on the clarinet from the age of seven, Marcus was inspired to pick up the saxophone full-time after attending a jazz workshop in London.

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Blackbox: Subria Wahogo ‘Reverse Racism’

Subira is a defiantly queer, unapologetically Black spoken word poet and activist based in Brighton. Their work weaves together the personal and political, through experiences and imaginations, spoken with rage, softness and laughter. Subira is the winner of ONCA’s 2018 Green Curtain Award and has been poet-in-residence at Brighton Dome.

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Blackbox: The Repeat Beat Poet ‘For the Poets and the Faithful’

The Repeat Beat Poet is a London based poet and MC who fuses stream-of-consciousness writing and Hip Hop culture. He is a multi slam champion, seasoned performer and has been described by John Cooper Clarke as a 'phenomenal writer and enthralling performer.'

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Blackbox: Shagufta K ‘Stokes Croft’

Shagufta K is an award-winning poet who uses arts to engage with audiences who feel their experiences are not reflected within traditional and mainstream arts.