Milk are back at the Room Above.
This month is an absolute fanfare-raising, foot-stomping, heart-moving, brain-thinking evening of poetry.
Featuring Agnes Török - a poet whose work is so important and necessary and moving and heartbreaking to watch, read or listen to.
Agnes is an award-winning spoken word performer, author, TED speaker and workshop leader from Stockholm, Sweden. Her work exists at the intersection of art and activism. Török writes, publishes and teaches in two languages about solidarity, mental health, gender based violence, and social change. She has performed on four continents and is currently touring her new book We Need To Talk: solidarity and survivorship.
"Agnes Török speaks out against gender-based violence with an urgency and fluency. Agnes's voice is one that demands to be heard. She, and we, will not be shut up." - Jo Shaw, Dangerous Women Project.
A multiple Poetry Slam winner, including the Glastonbury Festival slam (2017), the Plymouth Lit Fest slam (2017) and the Green Gathering slam (2016), Jackie is the current Grand Bard of Exeter (Caer Wyse) - and as far as she knows, the only female Grand Bard in its 200 year history. She has performed her poetry at two TEDx Talks. She hosts 'Outspoken!' monthly Poetry Open Mic night in Chagford and HOOT! Cabarets in various Devon towns when the whim takes her. She is lead singer & lyricist with psychedelic rock band The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet. Expect material about bondage, bikers, sex, death and Betterware.
Clare Guest after her slam win in November.
The regular slam - six poets go head to head in an audience-voted slam for the opportunity to win a lovely prize (including some secrets and surprises) AND a set at next month's Milk.
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Hosted by Malaika Kegode.