Word Central

  • DATE

    30 January 2024

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Word Central open mic poetry and spoken word presented by Flapjack Press & Manchester Libraries.

Hosted by Tony Curry with special guest Lisa O’Hare.
A free event at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD.
Tuesday 30th January, 6.00pm – 7.45pm (doors open 5.40pm).

Book your open mic slot from noon on Tues 16th January via mail@flapjackpress.co.uk.
N.B. Open mic slots are 3 minutes per performer – it is essential that you stay within this timeframe.
Performance slots are allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis from the stated booking time.
If they are already filled you will be offered a place on the reserve list.

Our first guest of 2024 is Lisa O’Hare, a 2023 BBC Words First finalist and co-host of Verbose. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio Manchester and in the UN Women UK’s virtual Safe Spaces Now gallery. She performed her Saboteur Award nominated spoken word show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023 after a successful run of shows at Greater Manchester, Camden and Morecambe Fringe Festivals. She also runs the social media account ‘Community Poetry Officer’, sharing poetry opportunities and events across the UK.