Mind Over Matter: Spoken Word & Poetry
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through hip-hop and spoken word poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of spoken word, hip-hop and live music, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health, through art.
The September Line-Up Includes:
A son of the Ton O Brix, known to most as Brixton.
Sensei, an endearing title bestowed upon him by admirers and those he has inspired, is respected amongst his peers because of his connection with audiences and other artists/poets alike.
With performances at Flo Vortex, Well Versed, Word On The Street and Moetry, he has gained himself recognition on the poetry scene with recent performances in the Netherlands honouring The Last Poets in the presence of Umar Bin Hassan.
I.AM.SHAHEED continues to be inspired by the zeal of young poets.
Rakaya Esime is a poet from London of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage. Her work joins conversations on overlapping identities, faith and culture as self-affirmation. Rakaya won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam in 2018 and has performed across Europe and the UK at venues including the British Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square.
Open mic sign-up at the start of the night.
Show: 19:00 - 22:00
Networking: 22:00 - 23:00
Tickets: £7 adv, £10 door
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Mind Over Matter work alongside... Poetry Prescribed
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self-healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.
Visit: Upstairs Facebook Page
Please note: After 8pm, the Upstairs bar is for over 18's only.
Club and Group screenings
|Mon 23rd Sep||18.30||Upstairs at the Ritzy.|