451 City

Bringing the best local, national and international spoken word artists to Southampton, from stand-up poets to live literature to spoken word theatre.


Yomi Ṣode
Yomi is a Nigerian British writer, performer, facilitator and Complete Works Alumni. In 2019 he was awarded one of three Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships. COAT, Yomi’s first one-man show, has toured nationally to sold-out audiences. He is currently working on his first poetry collection.

British-born, Barbadian-raised Birdspeed captivates audiences by effortlessly weaving poetry, storytelling, satirical humour and movement. Her writing is a combination of social commentary and auto-biography.

Neelam Saredia-Brayley
Neelam writes about gender, culture and sexuality and is currently developing her first spoken word show; Queer Brown Skin. Her poetry will reach out to the daughters of immigrants; to mothers who stay; to girls who love girls and to girls who sing hurricanes away.

Plus open mic! Sign up at Box Office from 7pm on the night. Spaces limited.

Hosted by Damian O’Vitch

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