Milk Poetry is so happy to be back at the Tobacco Factory Theatres after the sell out success of the previous show in October. This April, compère Malaika Kegode will be bringing you a few of the most exciting spoken word performers in the country.
Dean Atta is a writer, performance poet and workshop facilitator from London. He has been commissioned to write poems for the Damilola Taylor Trust, Keats House Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Atta has won a London Poetry Award and was named as one of the most influential LGBT people by the Independent on Sunday Pink List 2012. His debut poetry collection I Am Nobody’s Nigger was published in 2013 by The Westbourne Press. Described as “the Gil Scott Heron of his generation”, Dean has gone from strength to strength with his unique brand of powerfully personal and political poetry.
Cecilia Knapp is a writer, performer, poet and facilitator. She has headlined at some of the UK’s most popular poetry nights, such as Bang Said the Gun, where she also held a residency in November 2014. She is currently the Roundhouse Resident Artist. She has toured the festival circuit and has taken 3 spoken word shows to the Edinburgh Fringe. More recently, she was commissioned by the BBC to write a piece of poetry to be showcased on iPlayer in May 2015. Her debut Spoken Word play, Finding Home premiered at the Roundhouse this year, as well as at several festivals both in the UK and internationally.
Multiple slam champion, Professor of Whimsy and consumer of biscuits, Robert Garnham mixes elements of comedy with occasional rhyming, and a kind of muted disdain about the quirkiness of everyday life. Robert has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, and at some of the top performance poetry nights in the country. For one glorious year he was officially the second best poet in Swindon! His first collection Nice has recently been published by Burning Eye Books.
There will also be a chance to see some of the brightest emerging stars of the Bristol poetry scene. We really hope you can join us for a night of real word magic!
Milk Poetry is one of our Hosted Shows. We regularly host shows and events by emerging artists, local community, education and amateur groups that we are proud to support. We also regularly make the theatre available for fundraising nights for locally based charitable organisations.
Volunteer Makers is proud to support Tobacco Factory Theatres in the community.
- RUNNING TIME2 hours 30 mins (inc. interval)
- AGE RECOMMENDATION14+
- VENUEFactory Theatre