Urban Word Collective return to Waterstones for what promises to be a scintillating evening of readings and performances from their third Lyrically Justified anthology of poetry and spoken word.
Those performing include: Ben Banyard, Lucy English, Shawn Sobers, Leanne Acorn Anderson, Amena Kofi, Akulah Agbami, Heather Noami, Rubba, Deasy Bamford, Kabbo Hue Ferdinand, Melanie Branton, David Punter, Tom Burgess, Lee Mckenna, Angharad Iris and more.
“UWC are a collective of Artivists and Writers providing a platform for creative and insightful writing which stimulates and provokes change for the better, be it discussion or progression or both, the world has potential to be better for many.
“Primarily we produce Lyrically Justified anthologies which provide opportunities to be published and ‘Speaks Volumes’ or otherwise showcased. As an agency we adopt Poets and offer both developmental and professional opportunities, often in conjunction with Partners.
“We have teamwork/dreamwork philosophy and aim to become a household name. Our ethos reflects the spirit of unity and strength when “different yet the same, with common survival instincts,” as //kabbo would say.
“With a focus on spoken word poetry, via extensive networking UWC provides opportunities to be published, feature in showcases and events, as well other platforms including Podcasts and Radio.
As an agency our work extends to workshops, journalism and commissions special appearances.”