The freshest open mic night in London returns to the Bush Theatre, following their main space takeover this Summer. We are proud to host Pen-Ting’s West London night, live and direct from The Attic!
Join us as Pen-Ting brings you the waviest of poetry waves, bars upon bars, and vibes higher than London rent, wrapped in a night that is committed to redefining narratives by platforming Black and marginalised voices.
It’s Hip Hop, politics, poetry and speaking truth to power. Good vibes included.
This event has both seated and standing options. Limited open mic slots available OTD. Sign-up from 7pm sharp.
Brother Portrait – Brother Portrait is a writer and artist – his words falling into form in poetry, prose, travel writing and music. He is a believer in the importance of cultural production, expression and archiving. Of writing to find and see oneself. He regularly features on stellar jazz music releases, including appearances with Oscar Jerome, Moses Boyd, Athletic Progression, Footshooter, Neue Grafik Ensemble, and more.
Be Manzini Known as the original film-poet Be Manzini has found ways to uniquely combine her passion for poetry, film and well-being. Be is the first ever: Writer In Residence for Sundance, a poet-on-tour with film charity Birds’ Eye View, appearing regularly on Mark Kermode’s MK3D live show, and writing facilitator for Virgin Sport. Known for her ability to create universal and nurturing spaces as a workshop facilitator she teaches adults and children alike. A writer and speaker who has been resident at the Southbank Centre, Manzini is also the Director of Caramel Film Club, spotlighting Black talent behind and in front of the camera, while also appearing on BBC radio and television.
Her published work appears in various anthologies including ‘Red’ edited by Kwame Dawes, and she has been commissioned to write for The Theatre Royal, Hoxton Hall, Autograph B, Tamasha as well as performing for leading poetry organisations such as Apples & Snakes. Manzini’s poetry-films have shown at the Royal Festival Hall, ICA, BFI and various cinemas and film festivals in the UK and abroad.
plus more tbc.