Spoken Word in all its manifestations
Poetry/comedy/slam battle/rap acappella/story telling/
poetic AV/spoken word music fusion
Following on from our launch event which was sold out within 20 minutes of opening we have moved to new bigger venue at the gem that is Cobalt Studios in Ouseburn (just next to Earnest), Newcastle. http://www.cobaltstudios.co.uk/. Thanks to everyone who supported our 1st venture, be sure see in 2018 with an epically eclectic lineup for the 2nd outing.
A new concept. A monthly night celebrating our shared love of words. We aim to showcase both local and national artists to let them vent their spleen for your enjoyment, sample a mix of literary performance poets and vocal spitters from the street with a healthy dose of comedy washed down with some spoken word fronted music.
We will also have a Poetry Slam each month where poets will tear strips off each other in a battle of words. The Winner will get a full slot to perform their work at the following event.If you want to compete then PM us to confirm your place or turn up early on the night.
BORN LIPPY is proud to present our forth headliner:
BORN LIPPY is proud to present our 4th headliner and the slam winner from our debut event:
Performance poet and writer of over 30 years. He is well known for his soothing language, dry comedic observations as well as a fascinating knowledge of birds and geography.
KIRSTEN LUCKINS (Apples and Snakes)
Both an outstanding performance and published poet, Kirsten is about to launch her illustrated book 'Utterly Otterly' featuring 30 poems about everyone's favourite furry creature. She has created two spoken-word-poetry-theatre-shows involving her dulcet tones accompanied by a live tabla player, hordes of chocolates and an army of film projectors. She is the leading lady of Apples and Snakes, the main organisation promoting performance poetry in Britain and has thus helped bring poetry to the masses. Respect.
The man who made our childhood vocabulary more colourful on discovery of his comic, our 2nd headliner:
SIMON DONALD (The Viz) Internationally renowned lavatory humorist and creator of the region's most famous publication has also been a stand up comic since 2005. He has written and performed seven Edinburgh Fringe shows. He often appears as a character comic as a number of different outrageous creations. Get ready for the funny man from Fulchester.
Rapping since the tender of 6, it's no wonder that Kay Greyson's raw talent shines out as someone who the whole world needs to know about. By the time she was 15 she had featured on Sky and ITV News for her freestyles, and had been on the radio in the US. She has played at pretty much every venue and festival in the North East and has supported the socially conscious rapper Akala. Her mixtape Morning After Music showcases her sublime wordplay: https://kaygreyson.bandcamp.com/releases