Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau 4 with Luci:d

  • DATE

    27 May 2021

  • TIME

    6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau is an exciting new programme of poetry events and workshops (currently hosted on Zoom), including opportunities to hear amazing and inspiring spoken word artists, take part in workshops, and share your own poetry.

Rise! Spoken Word at The Bureau part 4 features Luci:d and Amy Lee Tempest plus poetry open mic. See below for more details.

Thursday 27th May 2021
7-8.30pm with Zoom open from 6.45pm



**Please note, you will be emailed the Zoom event link on the day of the event at least two hours prior to the event starting. When you book your ticket you should immediately receive a booking confirmation email from ticketsource. Check your junk folder if you can’t see it. If you don’t get a booking confirmation please contact emily@bureaublackburn.co.uk.**

Luci:d headliner
Amy Lee Tempest
Hosted by Janey Colbourne

Plus poetry open mic slots available to book in advance
by emailing janey@bureaublackburn.co.uk
A ticket must also be purchased.
When slots are full a place on the reserve list will be offered.


Luci:d is an award-winning writer and spoken word poet. Her work has appeared on BBC, The Social Distancing Festival and various podcasts. Her feature sets have included Farrago at The Poetry Society. Her poem, Clap, featured alongside contributions from celebrities Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Little Mix) in the #copingtogether campaign. Her work has been published by Extinction Rebellion, Litro, and won first prize in the Writers Forum magazine international short story competition.

Featured poet:

Amy Lee Tempest

Burnley based poet, Amy Lee Tempest has been performing since 2018 across her local poetry scene. Her experimental poetry sequence, ‘Wallpaper’, was nominated for the Lancashire Arts Festival award, and later exhibited and performed as part of Burnley’s arts festival ‘Openings’, 2019. She was the poet in residence for Burnley’s Literary Festival later that year and more recently was a guest at Scotland’s literary rave, ‘Sonnet Youth’.


Janey Colbourne is a spoken word performer who grew up in Blackburn, and has been a regular at the Bureau’s Artspace open mic. She was recently a featured performer at Wigan Diggers’ Festival, Truth to Power Cafe, We Shall Overcome, That’s What She Said, and King St Festival, Manchester. She is a regular contributor writer for Earth Pathways Diary, and has a poem published in the anthology Peterloo Poems by Manchester People. Janey sees spoken word as a means to connect and empower communities, whilst also having fun.