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25 March 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
All ages 13+
The Bureau Centre for The Arts
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 3 features Steve Pottinger, Mark Ward and Sharena Lee Satti plus poetry open mic. See below for more details.
Thursday 25th March 2021
7-8.30pm with Zoom open from 6.45pm
**Please note, you will be emailed the Zoom event link at least two hours prior to the event starting.**
Steve Pottinger headliner
Sharena Lee Satti
Hosted by Janey Colbourne
Plus poetry open mic slots available to book in advance
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
A ticket must also be purchased.
When slots are full a place on the reserve list will be offered.
Headliner – Steve Pottinger
Steve Pottinger is a poet, author, and workshop facilitator, and a founding member of Wolverhampton arts collective Poets, Prattlers, and Pandemonialists. He’s an engaging and accomplished performer whose work has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and he’s a regular contributor to online poetry platforms. He’s performed at Ledbury and StAnza poetry festivals, at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, and in venues the length and breadth of the country, from Penzance up to Orkney. His sixth volume of poems, ‘thirty-one small acts of love and resistance’ published by Ignite Books, is out now.
what other poets have to say about Steve:
‘muscular, passionate, emotional, rational, compassionate’ Brenda Read-Brown
‘pathos, grace, and stone-cold contempt for the powerful and immoral’ Laura Taylor
‘ready as needs be to caress or deck humanity in all its beautiful stupidity’ Jonny Fluffypunk
Featured poet – Mark Ward
Mark Ward is a poet and writer from Blackburn. He has published a number of books and pamphlets including two poetry collections: Thunder Alley and The Visitor’s Book (Penniless Press Publications) and A Guide to Historic Haworth & the Brontë’s (Hendon Publishing). He’s worked with a number of individual artists and organisations, including, The Wordsworth Trust, The Bronte Parsonage Museum, Signal Film & Media, The Lakes Arts Collective, Lancaster & Morecambe City Council, Blackburn with Darwen Council, and Moving Mountains.
He was a founder of the Haworth Festival of the Arts and recently wrote and project managed the exhibition, Lodestar, at the Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn. He has appeared on TV and radio including Made in England, BBC1, Lakes on a Plate, Channel 4 and Accents, ITV Granada Reports. He studied for a Masters at Lancaster University, holds a Screenwriting Certificate from the Met Film School and writes a blog My Backyard, about people and place.
Featured poet – Sharena Lee Satti
Sharena, a poet and independent artist from Bradford whose inspiring words have been inscribed on park benches in Bradford to uplift local residents on their lockdown walks. Nominated for the British Indian Awards in 2020 and as one of the ’21 of 2021′ creatives most likely to impact Bradford’s cultural scene, Sharena is a familiar voice on local and national radio. Her poetry collection She was published by Verve poetry press in 2020. Her work focuses on social and environmental issues.
Event host – JANEY COLBOURNE
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.
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