Couldn’t make it to Birmingham for the kick off day of Verve? Our fab photographer Thom Bartley was there to capture all the action. The very first event was Poetry Parlour, hosted by Jane Commane, with special guest Daljit Nagra. In addition to the open mics, we also had Susannah Dickey, the winner of our Verve Poetry Competition who read a selection of her fantastic, dazzling poems.
Hit the Ode, which normally happens at The Victoria, took over our rolicking Festival Bar stage. Hosted, as always, by Bohdan, it was a two hour treat of slam/beatboxing/freestyle rap/guitar/saxophone by Dizzylez, Jemima Foxtrot and Soweto Kinch (not all at once though).
Don’t miss out on Friday’s events: Kim Moore, Mona Arshi and Katrina Naomi at 7 PM and the Dice Slam at 9!