Hit the Ode

Hit the Ode brings world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.

One regional, one national and one international poet perform alongside local talent on the popular Hit the Ode open mic!


Daniel Piper
Author, comedian and National Poetry Slam champion, Daniel Piper has been seen/heard on national TV/radio and has toured across the UK and Europe. He has written and performed two smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe shows. Daniel’s debut book, Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper, was published by Unbound in 2018.

Remi Graves
A London-based poet and drummer, Remi Graves is a former Barbican Young Poet. Her work has been featured at St Paul’s Cathedral, on BBC Radio 4 and more. Her past projects include a residency at Croydon Library with Apples and Snakes’ Spine Festival and Digital Poet in Residence with 1215.today and The Poetry School. Remi was a 2017 National Poetry Day Ambassador.

Kofi Stone
Born in East London, Kofi Stone is an alternative rapper now residing in Birmingham. The rapper grew up on a diet of Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Common, 50 Cent, Sway and Kano. Kofi Stone has played a myriad of gigs in the UK and internationally, including Glastonbury music festival. He will soon be releasing his debut E.P. ‘Nobody Cares Till Everybody Does’.

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?

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

Banner photo: Paul Stringer

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