July 2031, an underground event took place in a secret location in South East London. It was Cece’s Speakeasy – an act of creative resistance against climate and environmental injustice in Live Music, Spoken Word, Storytelling and cutting-edge visuals. It went on to spawn a series of satellite creative gatherings in undisclosed locations across the England (Bristol and Nottingham included).
Now the Speakeasy experience has found its way back South to Deptford, come join us for an evening of Spoken Word, coffee, chocolate and climate change!
Hosting the event is Zena Edwards with emerging talent from:
Anneliese has been writing & performing spoken word poetry for almost five years. Having grown up and lived in Ghana, London and now Essex, the themes of her work centre mainly around her upbringing, race, religion & current affairs.
Cherry is a London-based writer, director, performer, and spoken-word poet. She is interested in creating work that is relevant, empowering, electric, and blurs boundaries between disciplines.
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Lashay, (21) is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, and playwright from North-West London. She recently completed a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Her past creative engagements include the Kiln Theatre, in which she wrote a short play Eulogies written entirely in spoken word. Her writing expresses image and identity, mental-health, and wellbeing.
Eileen Gbagbo is a spoken word artist and journalist based in London. Originally from Ghana, she is interested in how we use the boundaries of language to help understand the historical and phenomenon of the world.
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Bhumika Billa is an emerging poet based in Cambridge (UK) and Delhi (India). Her poetry engages with the themes of gender, mental health, heritage, climate justice, and dance. She has previously performed at the UK UniSlam, Toronto Poetry Slam, and Airplane Poetry Movement among others. Outside poetry, she is a Kathak dancer, an author, and a legal researcher at the University of Cambridge.
All tickets come with a FREE DRINK. Mouse Tail will also have some yummy treats for you to purchase.
The Suggested Ticket Price for this event is £3
All Burnout Events are on a ‘pay what you like’ basis. We’re giving a suggested ticket price but if money is tight, any amount would be welcome. You’re welcome to pay more, if you’re feeling flush, and this would help us to carry on making events accessible to everyone.