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Poet in the City & Apples and Snakes presents

Suitable for ages 16+ Running time: 90 minutes Poetry is blasting its way into the hearts and minds of a new generation with high energy and rhythmic poetry sketching out a new literary landscape for the 21st century. Spoken Word All Stars presents an all-star cast of some of the most exciting poets of the day, performing an original live show in partnership with the globally acclaimed sax player Jason Yarde! Taking five poets and one musician, we have a stellar line-up of international award winners and critically acclaimed performers, including Kat Francois, OneNess and El Crisis. And for this show only, you can catch a guest performance from Lydia Towsey, one of the best Midlands poets! Spoken Word All Stars’ journey began at Latitude Festival 2010, and is featured on TV as a documentary by Sky Arts. But to get the full Spoken Word All Stars experience, come to our live show at Lakeside and witness comedy, tragedy, romance and philosophy; words interwoven with live and improvised loops, beats and melodies. POST-SHOW DISCUSSION with Matthew Welton, who is the author of two books of poems and has recently joined the University of Nottingham as a lecturer to develop a range of new Creative Writing courses.