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BORN LIPPY Donald's 40th Special

  • cobalt studios 4 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)


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 have a friendly battle of words. The Winner will get a full slot to perform their work at the following event. We encourage new comers to come and give it a try. If you want to compete then PM us to confirm your place or turn up early on the night.

This month...
The Pie-fingered Performance Poet, Playwright, Director, Author, Singer, Actor and Dancer from Salford. Writer of the book and one-man spoken word show, 'LIVE In Technicolor, 'Runner up of the Great Northern Slam, his unapologetically explicitly queer material dares to delve into topics that will make you blush, cry and laugh till your ribs cave in.

JOHN SCOTT (Sod The Tories) 
Standup, scriptwriter, satirical panel show host and star of his one man show 'Delusions' John's political comedy is built from the grassroots up, an informed opinion column on global issues and mental health with a spiky sense of humour.

Straight outta Teeside. Conscious HipHop with a feminine edge. Leddie's album 'A Piece of Cake' got radio support from Radio 1, 6 Music and Chuck D. She has supported legendary Compton rapper 'The Game' and has played copious festivals across the North East.

JAMES MCKAY Poet and reciter - the world's second oldest profession. Performing and agitating since the year 2000, rarely far from the East Coast Main Line.

SKY HAWKINS - Performance poet & multi slam winner. Sky's performances command your attention, giving life to tales of the voiceless in society.