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GOBS POETRY SLAM at Nottingham Poetry Festival

GOBS POETRY SLAM at Nottingham Poetry Festival

GOBS POETRY SLAM at Nottingham Poetry Festival

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Sat Jun 08 2024 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
(GMT+01:00)

Nottingham Central Library, 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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GOBS POETRY SLAM at Nottingham Poetry Festival, 8 June | Event in Nottingham | AllEvents.in About the event GOBS POETRY SLAM at Nottingham Poetry Festival
20 of Nottingham's best poets battle it out for the crown in an incredible showcase of spoken-word talent.

About this Event

Join GOBS Collective - as seen at We Out Here, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Hockley Hustle - for their first ever POETRY SLAM at the brand-new Nottingham Central Library.

Hot off their recent sold-out EARTH showcase at Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio, GOBS Collective members are going head to head in a tournament of poetry performances that will see some of the best spoken-word artists in Nottingham take to the stage.

Judged on their writing, performance and stage presence, 20 poets will battle it out for the GOBS POETRY SLAM champion crown, which comes with a £100 cash prize, a Bad Betty Press book bundle, plus more surprises on the night.


Judges:

Ioney Smallhorne (GOBS Co-founder)

Jake Wild Hall (Bad Betty Press)

Georgina Wilding (Verve, Nottingham Central Library)


Hosts:

Bridie Squires and Caetano Capurro


Timings:


Doors: 6.30pm

Start: 7pm

Heat 1: 7.10pm
Heat 2: 8.20pm
Final: 9.30pm
Winner announced: 10pm

Tickets:

£5 concessions (limited amount available)

£10 earlybird (limited amount available)

£15 on the door and/or when earlybirds run out

Come down to experience the incredible atmosphere of a GOBS event, with brilliant poetry, friendly faces and live DJs to punctuate the heats, all in the grand setting of our Nottingham Central Library.

About GOBS Collective

Nottingham spoken-word collective GOBS host poetry performances, workshops, events, book clubs, masterclasses and education programmes. We meet on a quarterly basis (spring, summer, autumn, winter) with various projects and opportunities rolling out throughout the year.

We host our own showcases, publish anthologies, and have performed alongside Yomi Sode, Randolph Matthews, Casey Bailey, and Debris Stevenson.

GOBS currently works in partnership with Apples and Snakes, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Central Library. Past partners and supporters include Arts Council England, Nottingham Community Artists Network, Five Leaves Bookshop, Curated and Created by Nottingham Trent University, Mimm Studios, Broadway Cinema, Castle Rock, Theatre Royal Nottingham, Dizzy Ink, The Carousel, The Angel Microbrewery, Phlexx, Nonsuch Studios, WRAP Live! and Nottingham Poetry Festival.


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Concessions GBP 5
Earlybird General Admission GBP 10
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Date & Time

Sat Jun 08 2024 at 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
(GMT+01:00)

Location

Nottingham Central Library, 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Host Details
GOBS COLLECTIVE
About The Host:
GOBS Collective host poetry events and education programmes. Founded by Bridie Squires in 2020, the group formed through two workshop series co-produced with Ioney Smallhorne; over 40 Nottingham artists created poetry films, digital zines and live performances alongside Debris Stevenson and Casey Bailey. The group currently co-host spoken-word night SPRAYBOX and are in residence at Nonsuch Studios. GOBS is supported by Curated & Created by Nottingham Trent University, Apples and Snakes, Makermet and LeftLion Magazine.
Website Link: https://www.gobscollective.org/

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