We do all sorts of events in all sorts of places.
Hockley Hustle @ Rough Trade 2
Friday 29th July 2022 7PM
Rough Trade, Nottingham
A collaborative showcase between the hustle collective and rough trade Nottingham. Featuring Benjamin Luhis, Jayahadadream, Jerub, Lyvia + Hustle Djs
Hockley Hustle @ Rough Trade
Wednesday 29th June 2022 7PM
Rough Trade, Nottingham
A collaborative showcase between the hustle collective and rough trade Nottingham. Featuring Congi, Jah Digga, Alex Mighten, Jimmy Rocket + LVNDLXRD + Hustle Djs
Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids
Sunday 5th September 1:30 pm.
Victoria Embankment Bandstand, Nottingham
World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!
“Mesmerising!” ★★★★★ Primary Times

“A perfect show... sets young imaginations alight” ★★★★ The Times"
My Name is Why: In Conversation with
Lemn Sissay at Metronome

Thursday 16th September 2021
Metronome, Nottingham
Winner of the best non-fiction book at the 2021 Indie Book Awards, this is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his Sunday Times Bestselling Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home.
Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely event is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity. 
Poetry Party 2021
Sunday 26th September, 12pm - 8pm

Antenna, 1a Beck Street
Roll up, poetry people.

It is time for our first Poetry Party of 2021. Everyone welcome!
The full Nottingham Poetry Festival experience will be in spring ‘22, which feels like a long way off right now. So, in the meantime, we’ve decided to feed your poetic appetite with a knees-up at Antenna on Beck Street in Nottingham.
Expect spoken-word performances, an open mic, a live DJ, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

Write a collaborative poem, take part in a workshop, win absolutely nothing playing Poetry Bingo and show off your brain cells in the first-ever Nottingham Poetry Festival Quiz, hosted by our chums at UNESCO City of Literature. 
Hollie McNish with support from Bridie Squires & Ravelle Sade
Wednesday 24th November, 7pm
Metronome, Nottingham
**This show has sold out, join the waiting list via the button below**
Hollie McNish last performed in Nottingham at a stunning sell out performance as a part of Nottingham Poetry Festival 2018. With Benjamin Zephaniah stating ‘I can’t take my ears off her’, Kate Tempest describing her poetry as ‘welcoming, galvanising and beautiful’, and fans ranging from Robin Ince, Pink, Tim Minchen, to most of the UK’s midwives. 
Ted Hughes Award winner Hollie McNish is a poet whose readings are not to be missed. She is an Arts Foundation Fellow in Spoken Word, has garnered over eight million YouTube views for her online performances, and was the first poet to record at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios. Here, she will join us to read from and chat about her latest poetry collection, Slug.
Books will be available to purchase at the event and the show will be followed by a signing 
Support comes from local poets Bridie Squires and Ravelle-Sadè:
BRIDIE SQUIRES is a writer, editor, workshop facilitator and poet from Clifton, Nottingham. She is Editor at Large of LeftLion Magazine, and was appointed as Nottingham Trent University's first Writer in Residence in 2019. An alumnus of the Mouthy Poets collective, Bridie has performed her poetry in London's Southbank Centre, Karlsruhe's Staatstheatre, Nottingham Playhouse, and countless venues around her hometown. She was also part of the creative team for one of Nottingham's best spoken-word nights Spraybox, and big boss lady at GOBS Collective.
RAVELLE-SADÉ is a self proclaimed accidental poet. She stumbled upon poetry early 2018 whilst trying to articulate and understand her own thoughts and feelings. Her work focuses on trying to combat some of the stigmas that surround mental health, whilst attempting to promote the power of self belief. Her passion and determination to let others know that they aren't alone has allowed her to successfully share her message at numerous events, from within the NHS to BBC Radio. Today she would like to offer her Poetic Perception.

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