Verse Matters: Launch Event!

Featured artists: Helen Mort and Toria Garbutt

Date: Thursday 9 July 2015, 7.30pm (every second Thursday of the month)

Venue: The Hide, Scotland Street, Sheffield, S3 7AA (Map)

Cost: Pay what you can. Suggested donation, £3. Free for open mic artists. All door profits split between featured artists.

We are excited to announce the launch of Verse Matters: a new feminist arts event in Sheffield. Verse Matters provides a platform for poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, showcasing the work of talented women in a friendly, supportive environment.

We’re honoured to be hosting two extremely talented artists at the launch: the wonderful Sheffield-based poet, Helen Mort, and the fantastic performance poet Toria Garbutt (A Firm of Poets). There should also be a couple of musicians from Arts on the Run and maybe even some puppets! Events are open to all.

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There’s also an open mic: six performers (5 minutes each). Come along and share a poem, a song, a story, a page of your favourite book. Some of our performers tell stories that have been erased by society: refugees, detainees, prisoners. Others will be speaking in public for the first time. Others are experienced poets, dramatists and performers. All are respected and appreciated.

Verse matters charcoal 1We look forward to welcoming you to Verse Matters!

Feel free to get in touch with Rachel Bower with any questions, suggestions or ideas: verse.matters@gmail.com.

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