Hit the Ode: International Women’s Day

Bringing world-class poetry to the heart of Birmingham.

Bringing you one regional, one national and one international poet perform alongside open mic-ers. This month we have an International Women’s Day special!


Rosie Fleeshman
Rosie writes witty, thought-provoking and brutally honest poetry. She is the co runner of SPEAK, a multi-slam winner and Great Northern Slam Champion. Rosie’s debut play Narcissist In The Mirror won ‘Best Spoken Word Show’ in the GM Fringe and won ‘Best New Play’ at the Manchester Theatre Awards.

AGĀMA – music
Alter ego of singer, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Cassandra Gurling. Born and raised in Birmingham, UK, and now based in London, Cassandra is a classically trained vocalist and choir director. AGĀMA is an emotionally charged, musically rich fusion of Jazz, Electronica and Soul; referencing both European and Afro-Caribbean choral traditions.

Malika Booker
Malika is an international writer whose work is steeped in anthropological research methodology and rooted in storytelling. Her writing spans poetry, theatre, monologue, installation, and education. Clients and organisations she has worked with include Arts Council England, BBC, British Council, Wellcome Trust, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Arvon, and Hampton Court Palace.

Sign up for open mic on the night from 7pm – 7 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random.

The Patrick Studio is easily accessible from Thorp St entrance or from Level 3 inside the theatre.

Banner image: Paul Stringer

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