12 writing workshops, 12 amazing hosts and a whole load of super talented writers later, it's time to celebrate! Join us for our end of project wrap party, concluding Word by Word Presents 2021-2022. There'll be music, spoken word performance, open mic and lots of lovely folk.
There'll also be the chance to pick up a copy of our project Zine Issue II; a print sharing works from folks who both joined the workshops and who hosted them. This is a celebration of the time, care and creativity shared over the past year with each other.
plusss our venue, Nudawn, has a signature rum punch...what's not to love!
Open Mic led by Abenah Essah*
+ Special Guest Performance (TBA)
*This is also a space to celebrate you! Whether you have a poem, spoken word piece, free flow of words or are part of a collective or group you want people to know about, we would love to from you! Here's how to get involved:
OPEN MIC - The open mic is a chance for you to share your words, whether a finished piece, something in the works that you'd like to try out, or even notes made that day.
If you'd like to share something**, let us know touch by emailing us at email@example.com or you can sign up upon arrival at the venue.
The open mic is going to be led amazing multidisciplinary artist and magical weaver of words Abenah Essah.
SOAPBOX - This is a chance to take time to appreciate other collectives and groups that are also working to create communities and support for folks. If this is your collective/group and you'd like people to know about it, the space is here!
To take a moment on the 'soapbox', please email us by Wednesday 28 July with the following info:
1) a short bit of info about the group/collective
2) a link to their website/socials
We will do our best to include everyone who signs up in this section, although it may be that we can't offer slots to everyone and we reserve the right to not offer a slot if we feel it will impact the comfortability of the space.
JAM - Calling all musicians! There'll be space to join the lovely Common Sound family for a jam - if you'd like to join, drop us a message on email (especially if it's something you'll need amplifying) or let us know when you get to the venue.
**IMPORTANT: if you're sharing in any of these parts all that we ask if that you are mindful of the language that you use, and how it may impact those in the space. Please offer a trigger warning if it's a particularly explicit subject and know that any kind of language of oppression such as (although not limited to) racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, fatphobia is not accepted.
General Admission is £5. There will be very limited tickets on the door so don't sleep!*
As well as music and poetry, there will also be some exciting things up for grabs including both copies of the project's zines and our amazing event poster designed by the incredible Sharp Txngue!
You can secure your copies early with these different tickets options:
Package 1 - Ticket + Poster
Package 2 - Ticket + Zine Issue 2
Package 3 - Ticket + Poster + Zine Issue 2
Package 4 - Ticket + Poster + Zine Issue 1 + Zine Issue 2
*Tickets on the door are £7- Cash only
Full information on access will updated shortly.
Safe Space Policy
1. This is a space for everyone to relax, dance, have fun and celebrate being together. Please be respectful of each other, be mindful of people's personal space - any kind of unconsensual behaviour will mean that you will be asked to leave
2. Please be mindful of gendered language, please try not to assume someone’s gender. Use their pronouns and be respectful should they not want to share personal information with you
3. Let us know your accessibility needs. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do all we can to provide what you need!
4. Be aware of systems of oppression you may be reproducing, be it gendered imbalance, queerphobia, colourism, transphobia, racism, anti-blackness, antisemitism, islamophobia, ableism, fatphobia etc etc (the list, sadly, goes on).
This is a space of openness, but if you are being willfully unkind, we will have to ask you to step out of the space so that we can maintain the comfort of the space
5. We are here to encourage each other and listen - when the spoken word, open mic and live music parts of the evening are going on, please tune in, and take any conversations to the front of the venue
Ultimately, please take care of everyone in the space, we are here to be together, enjoy ourselves, hear lovely music and words and see/meet some lovely folk:) Looking forward to seeing you there!
We always want to hear your thoughts, if you feel that any points are missing from these guidelines or have any feedback on them, please let us know at email@example.com
Health and Safety
There will be filming and photography at this event. If you would not like to be in shot, just let us know at the door or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you'd like to flag after the event.
Please do not come to the venue if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any covid symptoms and let us know if you feel unwell while at the venue.
You are responsible for your belongings while at the event.
This event is made possible with the support of public funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery.
Nudawn Nudawn, 206 Well Street, E9 6QT London
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