Say Owt Slam #22

Duration: 180 min

Another special sizzling slam of spoken word! Poets vs poets in a highly charged, highly energetic and highly fun evening of entertainment, verse, rhyme and words.

Featuring very special guest Inua Ellams. Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer.

He is an ambassador for the Ministry of Stories and has published four books of poetry. His first play ‘The 14th Tale’ was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his fourth ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’ sold out its run at England’s National Theatre.

Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are recurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images.

“Ellams’ poetry gleams with a dusty, worn, deeply original beauty and he remains such wonderfully generous company to keep on stage.”— Metro Newspaper

“You sink into his storytelling, which paints vivid mental images and, thanks to minimal yet eloquent sound, a real sense of location.” - Time Out

Club and Group screenings

Sat 18th May 19.30 Basement Bar: Live events venue below City Screen hosting live music, comedy & arts

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