VERVE 2023 Spoken Word Events

Events created and curated for the stage

February 2023
Feb 15
15 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Opening #VERVE2023 is our second Birmingam Schools Slam Final! We’ve invited fifteen local Primary Schools to bring a team of their best poets to this exciting competition hosted and facilitated […]

£5.00
Feb 16
16 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Introducing the festival special of our quarterly VERVE Poetry Night, with all its usual fun, energy and bombast, its plentiful featured poets and its numerous open mic slots.Joining regular host […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 17
17 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

This year we are having our first poetry film night at VERVE! What's better than sitting in the dark with your feet up being drawn into the visual masterpieces that […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Podium Event Space,

A dedicated space where anyone can share their poetry - whether you've just written it in a workshop or been sitting on it for years, we want to hear it! […]

Free
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

What do you know about Basquiat? What do you know about Icarus? What do you know about the Entebbe hijacking in 1976? In this year’s Performance-Lecture, Nick Makoha fuses these […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 18
18 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Join award-winning poet Kevin P. Gilday for a night of riotous entertainment from North of the border. Kevin has curated a Caledonian cabaret of Scottish delights featuring poetry, comedy and […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

The Verve Competition on the Theme of Protest opened for entries from Nov 14 2022 to Jan 2 2023, judged by the wonderful Kim Moore. This FREE to attend event […]

Free
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Hailed as a ‘lyrical genius’ by Benjamin Zephaniah, Imogen Stirling’s writing crackles on and off the page. This award-winning performance poet teams up with composer and multi-media artist Sonia Killman, […]

£4.50 – £6.50
Feb 19
19 February 2023
Patrick Studio,

Bristol Based Burning Eye Books are the UK's top indie publisher of performance poetry. Returning for their third VERVE showcase, we are delighted to welcome Burning Eye editors Bridget Hart […]

£4.50 – £6.50