Hit the Ode

February’s Hit the Ode is a collaboration with UniSlam, the UK National University Poetry Slam & Summit, that brings together teams of poets from university communities across the UK and Ireland to take part in a comprehensive programme of development workshops and to compete in one of the most exciting slams in the British spoken word calendar.

One regional, one national and one international poet perform alongside open micers and some special Unislam surprises. Join us! We have poems. Poems which may require some self-assembly. Poems bright like trumpet solos. Poems which will bloom in a couple of months if you give them plenty of light and water them well. Good poems. Come and get them!


Caleb Femi, Alisha Kadir & Melissa Lozada-Oliva 

Wish to share your own work on stage? Sign up on the night from 7pm – 7.30pm to enter your name into the open mic lucky dip draw – 10 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random – what have you got to lose?

Where: The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome,  Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB
When: Friday 1 February, 7.30pm (7pm for open mic sign up)
Tickets: £5 in advance | £8 on the door
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