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BORN LIPPY The Valentines Day Massacre

  • Cobalt Studios 10-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)
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Spoken Word in all its manifestations
Poetry/comedy/slam battle/rap acappella/story telling/
poetic AV/spoken word music fusion

A monthly night celebrating our shared love of words. Local and national artists 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.

Last time in the Toon they squared off against each other at
This time they're back and very much in love...
The head honchos of SPEAK, Manchester's premier spoken Word night....

ROSIE FLEESHMAN (Great Northern Slam Champion 2017)
Rosie writes witty, thought-provoking and brutally honest poetry. Her debut play 'Narcissist In The Mirror' enjoyed a sell out run at this year's Manchester Fringe Festival, winning the award for 'Best Spoken Word Show' and was selected to be showcased at HOME MCR for PUSH Festival. 

She is the co runner of SPEAK, a diverse spoken word night in the heart of Manchester. Rosie is the Great Northern Slam Champion and multi slam winner, her guest credits include The Kendal Calling Poetry Stage, Take Back, Evidently, Spoken Weird, Queenie's Coffee House, Ode, Punk in Drublic, The Potty Mouths and The Rum 100 Festival.

ALEX SLATER (The Potty Mouths)
Fast paced poetry, laced with humour and charm, from the political to the absurd. One of a troupe of performance poets that make up 'The Potty Mouths'. Alex is the co runner of SPEAK, a diverse Spoken Word night in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter driven to bring poetry to the masses.

A multi slam finalist, his credits include: Evidently, Just Write, The Kendal Calling Poetry Stage, Punk in Drublic, Rum 100 festival, Take Back and supporting Gerry Potter on his most recent book launch ‘Accidental Splendour of the Splash’.

The region's finest wordsmiths from 2 different disciplines go Toe to toe. ROWAN McCABE v RICK FURY

ROWAN McCABE (Great Northern Slam Champion 2015)
From the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury Festival, The Guardian to Radio 4, the world’s first Door-to-Door Poet is an explosive force to be reckoned with.

RICK FURY (Killamari Records)
Remarkable story-telling ability, sincerity, humour and masterful wordplay. recognised as one of.North East’s finest most hard working emcees whose just dropped his third album Lego Scarface.

KATH TANNEY (Sod the Tories, Green Man Festival)
Dry observational humour with a cynical edge, The Stand regular who has supported Bridget Christie & Gavin Webster. 

BOGSEY (Born Lippy Slam Winner)
A relative newcomer on the local spoken word scene, but has enjoyed success at the first “The Word” slam in 2017 and at Born Lippy last month. His Work covers an eclectic mix, from the seriously thoughtful too the seriously frivolous.

Share the love in a ritual or words
3 poems or raps, 3 minutes on theme of love
(love to hate, obsessions,things that make you go mmm)
To enter: Message the FB events page or sign up early on the night. 

Plus hots Donald Jenkins, Sarah Jane & Tom C

Earlier Event: February 12
One Day Without Us Open Mic Night
Later Event: February 15
Life Drawing at Cobalt