Milk Poetry is back at Tobacco Factory Theatres this autumn for another stunning showcase of poetry and spoken word.
Recently picked as one of the Best Spoken Word Nights in the UK by Picador Books and featuring the biggest names in poetry plus exciting emerging acts, every Milk night is bound to leave you feeling refreshed, inspired and full to the brim with poem-y goodness.
This time featuring:
One of the UK’s leading performance poets, Tony Walsh is a former Poet in Residence for Glastonbury Festival and a regular on TV and radio. Performing and teaching internationally from his base in Manchester, Tony’s poem at the vigil for the 22 victims of the Manchester bombing put him in front of a global TV audience and has since been viewed more than twenty million times on YouTube. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Tony’s poetry has been commissioned and/or broadcast by BBC1, BBC2, Radio 2, Radio 4, 5Live, 6Music, L’Equipe TV and published everywhere including in The Guardian, The Spectator and The Observer.
Jasmine Gardosi is the current Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Champion, Mix It Up Midlands Slam Champion 2015 and one of the winners of the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and was shortlisted for Birmingham Poet Laureate 2016/18. A former BBC Arts Young Creative, she has worked as a Poet in Residence for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is collaborating with Autin Dance Theatre on a sexual health show combining dance and spoken word. She likes to write about weird things in unweird places – kind of like her, everywhere.
To witness Toby Thompson proclaiming his message of love and wonder is to peacefully commune with your deepest innermost self. He’s written commissions for the RSC and the National Portrait Gallery. He’s performed his work at festivals and venues including Latitude, Shambala, Leipzig Book Fair (Germany), Harare International Festival Of The Arts (Zimbabwe), the Photographers’ Gallery and the Natural History Museum. Dizraeli describes him as ‘one of the most inspired, powerful MC / poets I’ve heard in years’. Whilst Kate Tempest has commented simply, ‘Toby Thompson is the future.’
Plus emerging acts to be announced.
Milk Poetry is one of our Hosted Shows. We regularly host shows and events by emerging artists, local community, education and amateur groups that we are proud to support. We also regularly make the theatre available for fundraising nights for locally based charitable organisations.
- RUNNING TIMEApprox. 2hrs 30mins (inc. interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- VENUEFactory Theatre