Trope brings together spoken word artists, musicians, poetry films and open mic features.

But there’s a twist… each Trope has a theme, so we can tackle the nitty-gritty of life from all angles, and this month we’re tackling HOPE. What is it? Where does it come from? What would we be without it?

Artists will share work interpreting the theme, to strengthen your resolve and light up your hearts.

Headliner: Salena Godden
Salena Godden’s electrifying live performances have earned her a devoted following for the graphic power of her work and her reputation as one of the foremost performance poets in the UK.

Poet in Residence: Subira Wahogo
Subira is a defiantly queer, unapologetically Black spoken word poet and activist who weaves together the personal and the political, speaking with rage, softness and laughter. Check out this great interview with Subira over on the Brighton Dome website.

Music: Ricky Tart
Ricky is a spoken word artist and musician who ukes, loops, and strums a mean home-made cigarbox guitar.  

To take part in open mic, email [email protected] in advance or sign up on the night if there are spaces. Maximum length of each piece is three minutes.