We'd be surprised if you didn't hear the roar of Poetry Jam V all the way from Erdington to Northfield on Thursday night.
When we set out to celebrate 5 years, yes, 5 years of Poetry Jam, we knew there would be no better home than the Birmingham Town Hall. The heart of Birmingham; the belly of the beast. Last night WAS Birmingham. 550+ people descended to the Town Hall with queues out the door to witness people's transformation, hear their stories and dance to the beat of the Poetry Jam drum.
"Was a spectacular event! Really seamless and thoughtful"
We celebrated hard with 25 poets (51 sticking their name in a hat!). Guided by our host Bohdan, we were joined by wonderful BSL interpreter Rachel, party vibes amply provided by Chakraman, and a spine tingling opening video capturing the journey of the last 5 years by Paul Stringer. The launch of our community Anthology with Verve Press, Wild Dreams and Louder Voices, did wonderfully and if you didn't catch a copy, you still can at Verve Festival or at Waterstones.
"That was beyond good! So glad to have witnessed such talent. Refreshing to see the Town Hall in such a relaxed and safe but creative and powerful way"
So... how does Poetry Jam Six at the Town Hall on 7th February 2019 sound?
Written by Anisa Haghdadi on Friday 9th February, following Poetry Jam V Birthday Special on Thursday 8th.