Verbalise

Launch your spoken word career with a four week programme


Including a set of masterclass over 4 weeks by established spoken word artists and storytellers in the creative scene including Zena Edwards, Cecilia Knapp. Build your skills in creation, writing and performance techniques and how to present yourself as an established artist. Produce your own original pieces to be included in a city wide campaign to promote and celebrate the talent in Birmingham. Have the opportunity to perform your pieces at pop up performances, see your pieces in public places around Birmingham and published in the Verbalise poetry anthology. Verbalise is free and for young artists aged 15-25.


Top Tips to Launch Your Spoken Word Career

Couldn't make a Verbalise session? Here are some top tips that from artists that led the masterclasses. 

Zena Edwards

John Berkavitch

Cecilia Knapp

Rachel Long


Verbalise is in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome and a part of the B-Side Hip-Hop Festival.