Collab with Hive!

Just a quick heads-up to say we are excited to be doing some collaborative work with our partners Hive South Yorkshire young writers project from late 2019 into 2020!

Verse Matters have worked with Hive pretty much since it started and we love being involved with the network and having their amazing young writers come and perform. We definitely think there will be at least one podcast involved in this collaboration and definitely lots of poetry, but more to follow!


Special Collaboration with Say Owt in York

We’re so excited to let you know about our collaboration with our fabulous friends at Say Owt in York for International Women’s Day this year. Join us in York at 7.30pm on Friday 8th March for an excellent event. More details on the Facebook event page. We hope to see some of you there and look forward to meeting new friends and celebrating International Women’s Day in style!

Welcome in 2019 with Verse Matters

Join on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 7pm for a spoken word extravaganza!

We know we’re definitely in need of a Verse Matters fix! Come shake off the January blues at our first event of 2019 for another evening of inspiring performers. We’re only organising sporadic events in 2019 so we hope to see you there as there won’t be another Verse Matters until later in the year.

We’re blessed to be joined by some really excellent performers artists. We have awesome featured sets from Rvmbo Togara, Cathy Bryant, Genevieve CarverCiarán Hodgers and Sarah Crutwell who helped us get off to a fantastic start to the year last January.

Jayne FlintLaura Hegartyand Matthew Weigold will also be braving the mic to share their fabulous words.

People from all walks of life welcome here ♥ ♥

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

Cost: Pay what you can (suggested donation £4)
Doors 7:00pm, Start 7.30pm

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. Open to all.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to Verse Matters!

If you’re nervous about coming or want more info, message us or email .

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.