Viva Verve

Viva Verve

Poetry and spoken word in festival form

Steam open the poetry mussels and slurp out the flesh, spoken word sortie, Verve Festival is back at the Patrick Studio for its fourth year. Packing an almost dizzying agenda of poetry and verse, event organiser Cynthia Miller, has done our job for us and selected the highlights. Spoken word Super Night is not 'Supper' spelled wrong. It's Verve's lively festival opener (February 20) to which four of the UK's best spoken word events are sending their star poet. Meanwhile, in a Verve exclusive commission, award-winning Yomi Sode (pictured), explores how art responds to cultural biases in our digital age. Part-performance, part-speech, part-theatre, the event is set to be something else. Plus there's workshops, open mic slots and no-end to the poetry, until February 23, when the festival finishes. Tickets from £6.50, up to £40 for a full-on festival pass.


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