Milk Poetry presents another gold top evening of spoken word magic at The Room Above.
The night will feature sets from 3 fantastic performers plus our signature audience-voted slam. To enter the slam head to facebook.com/milkpoetry and comment on the event page.
Formerly known as Carys ‘Matic’ Jones, Carys is a Birmingham-based poet, musician, and educator. She has headlined numerous spoken word events and performed at several festivals in the UK and South Korea, including Evidently, Wordsmiths, Mouths Wide Shut, Howl, Shambala, Boomtown, and the Gwangju World Music Festival, and has written for the publications Blues and Soul Magazine, Culture M, Eloquence, and Groove Korea.
Her work has been showcased on BBC Introducing, OHTV, and The Word is Bond. In 2015, Carys took her autobiographical one-woman show Professional Nomad to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where she won the Hammer and Tongue slam and progressed to the national finals at the Royal Albert Hall.
Carys is the founder and former host of Lyrically Minded, an open mic based in Seoul. She has also released an experimental hip hop album, and plans to record more music in the future. Her poetry has been described as ‘rhythmic’, ‘magnetic’, and ‘courageous’.
Carys’s debut poetry collection Broken Compass was published by Burning Eye Books in May 2018.
Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani spoken word poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing. She has been writing and performing for 6 years at nights around the UK. She has featured at Outspoken (London), Poetry is Dead Good (Nottingham), Find the Right Words (Leicester) and Hit The Ode (Birmingham). She was invited as a performer at TedxBrum 2016 (Power of Us). Nafeesa has also performed at Cheltenham and Manchester Literature Festivals as part of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a recent (2017) anthology publication by Saqi Books, edited by Sabrina Mahfouz.
Last month’s Slam Winner – who won over our hearts and funny bones – is the lovely Leane Moden.
- RUNNING TIME2hrs (inc. interval)
- VENUEThe Room Above (The White Bear)