"One of the best poetry nights in the UK" - Sabrina Mahfouz
Apples & Snakes, Beatfreeks & Birmingham Repertory Theatre presents an explosive night of spoken word in performance, featuring some of the country’s very best poets alongside local rising stars.
The REP | Season 4.5: Music Special | 6 January & 8 May 2017
Level UP: Talking Doorsteps
7th June, 7pm till 9pm, The REP, £3/£5
This spoken word exchange project will bring together 6 poets from around the world and 6 poets from Birmingham to collaborate on poetry inspired by their idea of 'home'. Join us to listen to some incredible poets, including performances from Deanna Rodgers & Amerah Saleh.
Level UP Collaborating With Poets
7th June, 10am till 9pm, Innovation Birmingham Campus
We have a fantastic opportunity for 6 poets from Birmingham who want to collaborate with 6 poets from around the globe. You'll be working with Deanna Rodger and Amerah Saleh on a full day intensive workshop on 7th June and ending on an explosive night at Level UP: Talking Doorsteps at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Deadline is 23rd May
A little on Level UP:
Level UP has done four seasons in the last 3 years...
Two venues, over eight partners, over 5,000 audience members, 235 open mic slots, 29 young featured artists, 28 national headline acts, 18 workshops, 4 young host & producers and 5 young workshop facilitators - This is Level UP 4.5.
Dreadlock Alien, Amerah Saleh, Polar Bear, Dan Cullen, Hollie McNish, Demani Dennisur, Stephen Morrison-Burke, Dizraeli, Nafeesa Hamid, Deanna Rodger, Toby Thompson, Zena Edwards, Tommy Sissons, Anthony Anaxagorou & Karim Kamar, Unhindered Reign, Joshua Idehen, Truemendous, Adam Kammerling, Jasmine Gardosi, Kat Francois, Antosh Wojcik, Casey Bailey, Hannah Silva, Sophie Fenella, Jodi Ann Bickley, Caleb Femi, Talia Randall, Jay O Poet, Andy Craven-Griffiths, Jade Richards, Sabrina Mahfouz, Samuel King, Jemima Foxtrott, Leon Preistnall, Lemn Sissay, Rehema Njembi, Joelle Taylor, Manchester Young Identity, Soweto Kinch, Ty, Ben Norris, Raphael Blake, Roy Mcfarlane, Bethany Slinn, Solomon OB, Nyanda Foday, Rue.
Apples and Snakes, Birmingham REP Mez, Beatfreeks, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Summerfield Community Centre, Clifton Road Youth Centre, The Square Club, Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, The Drum Arts Centre, Weoley Castle Library, St Barnabus Church, Poetry Cafè Stirchley, Tongue FU, Inua Ellam's RAP Party.
The Hosts, Producers & Facilitators:
Laura Dedicoat, Amerah Saleh, Joe Cook, Lauren Williams, Suriya Roberts-Grey, Aliyah Holder, Aliyah Denton, Callum Bate, Melissa Bate.
A Selection of Past Performances
Adam Kammerling: Season 3
Dizraeli: Season 2
Jasmine Gardosi: Season 3
Deanna Rodger: Season 2