While we keep you breathless with anticipation for the official programme launch of Verve 2018 (which will be revealed November 20th), there are plenty more poetry events happening in Birmingham to keep you busy until February. Thursdays are now official poetry evenings at Waterstones Birmingham.
Verve is delighted to present three special events with some of our favourite publishers and poetry people to brighten up your November. Don’t miss these ‘Verve Presents’ performances!
Thursday 2nd November – THE HILL by Angela France – Free!
Angela France’s remarkable new Nine Arches Press collection is now a live multimedia poetry show about place, permission and protest. Angela has brought the show on tour and we’re delighted that it will be performed in Birmingham!
Thursday 9th November – Brum Radio Poets Showcase – £5
For the first time ever, Verve/Waterstones Birmingham plays host to a live recording of the Brum Radio Poets Showcase, featuring 4 of the most exciting poets currently performing in the UK and the Midlands. This unmissable event features Solomon OB (the 2016 Hammer & Tongue National Slam champion), Samantha Roden, Sean Colletti and Lexia Tomlinson. From 7 PM — buy your tickets online!
Thursday 23rd November – Burning Eye Showcase – £5
You loved Burning Eye at Verve, so we thought we’d invite them back for a specials showcase to celebrate their new anthology, THE BEST POETRY BOOK IN THE WORLD, which marks five years of the cutting-edge publisher. From 7 PM.
Join Kate Fox, Toby Campion, Sagufta Iqbal and editors Clive Birnie and Jenn Hart for a riotous evening of spoken word unlike anything you’ve heard before. Book tickets here.
See you at Waterstones Birmingham soon!