Happy Mondays Speech Bubble

Mon 27 March, 7:30pm

Venue: Cognitos, Loughborough Students Union

Students Free/ Non Students £4 on the door

Welcoming all budding performance poets to the stage to show us what they've got.

Not only will there be a number of open mic slots available for you to show your stuff, this edition also brings two special guests to the stage:

Bridget Minamore 

Bridget Minamore is a writer from, and based, in south-east London. She has worked with the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, performed at the Roundhouse and the Southbank Centre, and been a repeat guest on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. She represented the UK at the International Biennale with Point Blank Poets, and was shortlisted to be London’s first Young Poet Laureate. In 2015 Bridget was chosen as one of The Hospital Club’s Emerging Creatives, and more recently as one of Speaking Volumes’ ‘40 Stars of Black British Literature’. She has an English degree from UCL, regularly teaches drama and poetry workshops, and is part of the creative team behind Brainchild Festival. As a journalist, Bridget has written for The Guardian, Pitchfork, and Newsweek. Her first pamphlet Titanic (Out-Spoken Press) came out in May 2016, and has been described as a funny but poignant look at love, loss, and pop music. Bridget will be performing a series of poems from her collection 'Titanic', alongside a few new pieces.

“Bridget writes sharp, direct poems full of wit and tenderness. In Titanic she captures the abstractions and absurdity of intimacy and desire. And she’s brilliant.” - Kate Tempest  

(Photo: Wasi Daniju) 

Website: bridgetminamore.com 

Twitter: @bridgetminamore

Toby Campion

Described by BBC Sunday Politics as "the voice of a generation", Toby Campion's unapologetic words and wit have captured audiences from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury. Raised in the Midlands, Toby is the current UK Poetry Slam champion and he performs his work, which has been featured on national networks including BBC1, BBC Radio 2 and Channel 4, across the country and around the world. An award-winning playwright and poet, he represents the UK in multiple international poetry events and is director of a number of projects which empower participants through spoken word, including UniSlam, the UK National University Slam and Summit.

"Toby Campion's poetry is smart, witty and brilliantly delivered." - Jonathan Ross 

Website: tobycampion.co.uk

Twitter: @TobyCampion 

Again, there will be opportunities for others to perform their work by signing up to a number of the 10+ open-mic slots available. If you wish to take part, please email: E.M.Fedorowycz-14@student.lboro.ac.uk

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