Blahblahblah: Theresa Lola and Jess Green (Plus Support)
An exciting night of spoken word with the 2017 Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion and the 2018 BBC Slam Champion
Showcasing the UK’s best spoken word performers, presented by Bristol Old Vic, Tangent Books and Anna Freeman – monthly Mondays
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet, events programmer, workshop facilitator and accountant. She is the joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize, 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize, and her poem Portrait of Us As Snow White was highly commended for the 2016 Charles Causley Competition judged by Andrew Motion. She won the 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam after a two-day finale at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed across the UK and internationally.
2018 BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first show, Burning Books, received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016. Her second poetry and music show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn was described by Corbyn himself as ‘fantastic’.Artist's Website
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