Blah at Bristol Poetry Festival: Brilliant Women
An exciting night of spoken word with Theresa Lola, the 2017 Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion, and Jess Green, 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
So we’re ten days late for International Women’s Day? That’s okay, it’ll be like when my birthday goes on and on and I’m hungover for a month.
We’re delighted to have Theresa Lola, Jess Green, Rebecca Tantony and support from some of Bath Spa University’s up and coming talent.
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, was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and London Magazine Poetry Prize, and won the 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam after a two-day finale at the Royal Albert Hall.
2018 BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first show, Burning Books, received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. 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’.
Rebecca Tantony is the author of Talk You Round Till Dusk; (Burning Eye, 2015) and All The Journeys I Never Took (Burning Eye, 2017).
She is currently teaching the Performance Poetry Module and general Creative Writing to BA students at Bath Spa University.
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