Speech Bubble - December

Mon 4 December, 7:30pm

Venue: Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

Students Free / Non Students 4 on the door

Welcoming all budding performance poets to the stage to show us what they've got.

Not only will there be a number of open mic slots available for you to show your stuff, this edition also brings two special guests to the stage:

Ben Norris

Ben Norris is a writer, actor, and two-time national poetry slam champion, winning the 2013 UK All-Stars and the 2017 BBC Poetry Slams. He is now a regular at festivals and major venues around the country, from Latitude to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. Ben’s work has been broadcast across BBC radio, his debut short film for Channel 4 was shortlisted for a Royal Television Society Award, and his first solo show, 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Family', won the IdeasTap Underbelly Award at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe before touring the UK to huge acclaim, finishing with a sold-out run at the Southbank Centre. It will tour Australia in 2018.

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Maria Ferguson

Maria Ferguson is a writer and performer from Essex. She has been a resident artist at Roundhouse and Battersea Centre and is currently part of Soho Theatre's Young Company. She has performed extensively across the UK and at festivals such as Bestival and Latitude. She has been commissioned by Royal Academy of Art and BBC Radio One. Her debut solo show Fat Girls Don't Dance, now published by Oberon Books, has sold out shows across the country as well as at Edinburgh Fringe, where it was met with critical acclaim. (Image credit: Suzi Corker)

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There will be opportunities for others to perform their work by signing up to the open-mic slots available. If you wish to take part, please email Isobel Sigley at I.Sigley-15@student.lboro.ac.uk, or Emily White at e.f.white-15@student.lboro.ac.uk

Prior to the event, there will be a workshop with the poets, centred around discussions about poetry, starting at 5:30pm and ending around 6:30pm.

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