Four of the UK's most exsiting poets respond live to pictures from leading artists and photographers.

Join us and be part of the audience for this one-time only event.

The pictures will remain on show throughtout October in Millennium Point's Atrium.

Meet the spoken word artists:

AKALA

BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer/poet and historian‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling. Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams and Gil Scot-Heron, over the years Akala has developed a stellar live show with his renowned drummer/award-winning music producer Cassell ‘TheBeatmaker’ (Plan B, The Streets and Keziah Jones) headlining 6 UK tours as well as touring with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas & Damian Marley, M.I.A. and Christina Aguilera to Siouxsie Sue.

SOWETO KINCH

Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003. In October 2007, he won his second MOBO Award, at the O2 Arena, London where he was announced as the winner in the Best Jazz Act category- fending off stiff competition from the likes of Wynton Marsalis.

VANESSA KISUULE 

Vanessa Kisuule has won several slam titles including Farrago Schools Out Slam Champotion 2010, Bang Said The Gun Award, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, Slambassadors 2010 and South West Hammer and Tongue Slam Champion 2012 and most recently The Roundhouse Slam 2014 and Hammer and Tongue National Slam 2014. She has worked with the Southbank Centre, The Bristol City Council and had her work featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1 and 4, Blue Peter, Sky TV and TEDx in Vienna. She represented the UK in two European Slam Championships in Sweden and Belgium. Her debut poetry collection ‘Joyriding The Storm’ was published in April 2014.

UNHINDERED REIGN 

Unhindered Reign is a polyvocal group made up of two Birmingham based artists, Luci & Sipho. Together they collide in an amalgamation of culture and stories told through spoken word poetry.


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