Bards Without Borders

3 Dec


Bards Without Borders present a poetry & music scratch night, bringing together London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds and contributions from live music & spoken word experts Tongue Fu.*

Following three workshops led by poet/facilitator Laila Sumpton (Spread the Word, Keats House, Exiled Writers Ink) and theatre director Arne Pohlmeier (Two Gents Productions) focusing on The Comedy Of Errors, this will be the Bards Without Borders’ premiere performance.

Presented in association with Platforma arts & refugees network.

Supported by Arts Council England and Spread The Word.

BWB poets: Freddy Macha, Tolu Agbelusi, Shamim Azad, Alia’ Kuwalit, Belinda Zhawi, Edin Suljic, Lloyd Benjamin, Haroon O Mahdi, Barbara Lopez, Fatima Diriye & Hamdi Khalif.

* Tongue Fu is “Poetry, but not as you know it…amazing” (The Guardian). Created and hosted by poet Chris Redmond (Scroobius Pip’s Beatdown XFM; Pick Of The Week – BBC R4), it is one of the UK’s liveliest and largest spoken word shows: a riotous experiment in live literature, music and improvisation featuring the genre hopping Tongue Fu Band (Nostalgia 77, Jamie Cullum, Beardyman)