Thursday 14th February: Forked - Poetry & Spoken Word

Thursday 14th February: Forked - Poetry & Spoken Word
8pm, £5
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Spoken word artists, poetry films and exceptionally entertaining cabaret join forces to explore the theme of LOVE in all its guises.


Spoken Word:

Queen of nourishing words and founder of the Poetry Machine; Beth Calverley.

Beth finds words for the unspoken, telling true stories of resilience and hope. Through pin-point imagery, she draws her listeners into a world of dreaming waves, rural memories and smiling witchcraft. “Beth has the innate ability to capture a feeling and make you feel safe within it. If poetry could hold your hand, this is what it would feel like” – Malaika Kegode.

Beth was the inaugural Gloucester Regional Roundhouse Slam Winner and went on to compete in the Roundhouse Final 2018.


London Born, Barbadian raised, Birdspeed, whose unique style has been captivating and impressing audiences across England, New York and Philadelphia. Birdspeed wrote, recorded and filmed a poem a day for British Black History Month and will be competing in the finals for Hammer and Tongue and the New York slam championships.

Short films:

Own Skin - an animated poem by Saskia Tomlinson, poem by Malika Kegode.

59- a poem about prime numbers and love by Harry Baker

Cabaret act: TBC

Host: Our new resident host will be announced very shortly!