Pen:Chant Presents… Homer to Hip Hop – A People’s History of Spoken Word

  • DATE

    20 May 2022

  • TIME

    7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre
    Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JG

Pen:Chant returns with a brilliant new show from national slam poetry champion, musician, comic and author of ‘Stage Invasions – Poetry and the Spoken Word Renaissance’, Pete the Temp!

‘Homer to Hip Hop: A People’s History of Spoken Word’ is a fun and fascinating journey through the poetic movements that have shaped history.

‘A fantastic piece of work.’
(Michael Rosen)

Learn why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from ballad singers and beat poets, to icons of dub, punk and hip hop.

‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
(Tongue Fu)

Featuring support from local rising star PA Bitez, plus a Q&A panel chaired by Ben Mellor, with special guests Shirley May (Young Identity) and Rob Steventon (Punk in Drublic Poetry.

‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed.’
(Raise the Bar)