A showcase of top UK spoken word artists alongside local talent.
Each Trope has a theme. March’s event is a celebration of International Women’s Day and we thought we’d combine that with Nature to bring a multi-layered theme this time round. Two big themes for one big night!
Headliner: Joelle Taylor
Award-winning poet, playwright, author and editor who has recently completed touring Europe, Australia, Brazil and South East Asia with her latest collection Songs My Enemy Taught Me.
Live music: Phonetic
An artist synonymous with Brighton’s thriving hip hop scene, thanks to her skills on the mic and her unwavering creative drive. She has already earned support slots for a number of notable artists including Rag’N’Bone Man, Children of Zeus, Skinnyman, LEVELZ, Dr Syntax and Amy True, and is working on her first solo project The Dictionary of Proverbs LP.
Poet in Residence: Katrina Quinn
Katrina debuted her first full length solo spoken word show, Individual Medley, in 2017. ‘Perfect poetic style’ The F-Word. Look out for her new show in 2020 RHYTHM Has Your Two Hips Moving.
Film: Daisy Chain
A poetry film from Lucy English’s extensive poetry film project, The Book of Hours, containing 48 poetry films made in collaboration with 27 international filmmakers. The film for Daisy Chain was made by Spanish filmmaker Eduardo Yague, and the poem, written by Lucy English, is voiced by Rebecca Tantony.
Host: Rosy Carrick
Brighton-based writer, performer, translator and compere, Rosy is currently working on her second spoken word theatre show, Musclebound.
Plus Open Mic
Places are limited, please sign up for the open mic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand or take your chance on the door.
Presented in partnership with Brighton Dome.