Scarlett Kennedy

Upcoming Poetry Event: UnFOLD on November 16th

Scarlett Kennedy
Upcoming Poetry Event: UnFOLD on November 16th

On November 16th the stage of St George’s will be blessed with some of the finest, up-and-coming spoken-word poets of today. Performing alongside the London String Collective, percussionists and visual artists, the performance will merge several mediums of art to create a new spoken-word experience. Bristol is the penultimate stop of the group’s nationwide tour, having already performed in Newcastle, Manchester and concluding the tour the following week in London.

Who’s performing?

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Solomon O.B.

Solomon was crowned Hammer & Tongue UK National Slam Champion in 2016. His hip-hop infused style of spoken-word is infectious and engaging; talking less to a crowd of people and more to a room of individuals.. Due to release his first EP ‘The Writing is Real’, Solomon is also the front-man of the band Sounds of Harlowe and one of 6 finalists for the BBC1 Xtra & Roundhouse London Words competition. He is most certainly a rising star and definitely one to watch.

Check out some of his performances here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4t5ZbxUhOw&t=2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4CFpl-ItYA

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Sophia Thakur

Sophia’s poetry touches on both political and intimate topics. Her poetry has been used in adverts for awareness of important occasions including International Women’s Day and Black History Month. Her poetry is described as powerful and dignified. Sophia is more than a poet, she also gives inspiring TEDtalks on individuality and hyper-masculinity.

Check out her performances and website here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvZ2lf47BiQ

http://www.sophiathakur.co.uk/

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Kieron Rennie

Kieron has held two residencies at the Barbican in London and was also commissioned for a poem for the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace. Kieron has performed at many esteemed venues such as the Queen’s Gallery, Barbican, Roundhouse, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Olympic Park, LoveBox and Wilderness Festival. His poem ‘Snow Leopard’, produced alongside UnFOLD can be found on Spotify here.

Check out his performances and website here:

http://kieronrennie.com/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgXmshPDso

 

PLUS: Rapper Dizraeli gives a talk on the ‘Art of Words’.

Get tickets for the event here and check out UnFOLD website below:

https://www.lyrixorganixunfold.com/live

Tickets: Adult - £12, Student - £5 (limited availability).