Hive Verse Matters Special – Off the Shelf

How exciting! Verse Matters is part of the Off the Shelf programme in Sheffield for the first time 😀

Do come and join us on 11th October 2018 for an extra special Verse Matters event. We’re extra excited about this one. There’s plenty of other amazing events happening as part of Off the Shelf too so do check it out.

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We’re back in July!

A few of you have asked when the next event is 😀 lovely to know you’re missing us!

Don’t forget we’re involved with the Festival of Debate Closing Party on 29th June so we hope to see you there.

But we’re back with our usual feminist spoken word shenanigans on 5th July with some absolutely cracking featured performers (Birdspeed (Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa), Jenni Pascoe, Ramona Herdman and Henry Raby) and wonderful open mic’ers (Beth Pearson, Alice Wilmot Johns, Lauren Hart and Kate Garrett-Nield).

Come find us on Facebook for more info about the event or see you there: Thursday 5th July at Theatre Deli, Doors at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

You’re welcome at our next event!

Hello lovely folks of the Verse Matters community!

We’re delighted our next event is on Thursday 3rd May 2018, 7.30pm-10pm at Theatre Delicatessen, 202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ

We have an absolutely cracking line up to rouse, inspire and soothe us.

We have fantastical featured sets from FR KesbyHannah Davies – Writer / Spoken WordSarala S Oul, and FIONA

The open mic will be a treat too, with powerful words from Michéle BeckAngela Lin, Noah and M.C.B Fionn Mccloskey.

People from all walks of life are welcome at our events ♥ ♥

We will be collecting food/ sanitary products for the S2 Food Bank as always.

Cost: Pay what you can (suggested donation £4)

Verse Matters is an inclusive feminist arts event which provides a supportive space for people to share their work, showcasing poetry, stories and music in a friendly environment.

Some of our performers tell stories that are marginalised by society: refugees, detainees, prisoners. Others speak in public for the first time. Others are experienced poets, dramatists and performers. All are respected and appreciated.

If you have any questions, you can contact us via Facebook or email

We look forward to welcoming you to Verse Matters!

Rehearse the Verse returns

After the success of our first Rehearse the Verse.. we’re excited for another installment of this ‘scratch club’ style performance workshop. We see the workshops as a vital part of supporting people who may feel like the stage is not for them for whatever reason. We hope you’ll join us to build a supportive, feminist spoken word community.

For more info, check out our Facebook event

SheFest 2018

What a festival it’s been! Thank you SheFest for allowing us to be part of it once again!

Thank you to all the performers for sharing your truth with us. Thank you for your vulnerability. Thank you for the love.

Always blown away by our amazing loving caring community. What a space we created. We would be nothing without you.

Love, light, and solidarity.

See you on the 3rd May for more love!

Meanwhile – our workshop Rehearse the Verse is back on Sunday 8th April. More info real soon, watch this space.