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Bristol Poetry Festival 2017

Raise the Bar








Performance Event

  Venue: Watershed Bristol
    1 Canon's Rd, Bristol
    BS1 5TX
Wednesday 27th September
 £7 adv / £9 on the door (if available)

Raise the Bar gives artists a high quality platform to perform their work, as well as showcasing some of the best spoken word poets in the world.
This month's headliner Dizraeli.

Dizraeli is a rapper, multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer taking hiphop to new terrains. After six years pushing boundaries with his band Dizraeli & The Small Gods, winning the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, receiving regular radio play and spellbinding crowds at festivals across Europe, in September last year Dizraeli left the band to explore new possibilities, taking him to some unexpected places.

He's composed the soundtrack for Tripped, a new parallel-worlds comedy on E4; toured France with producer and turntablist DJ DownLow; spent a week in the refugee camp at Calais, giving workshops and listening to migrants; travelled to Senegal to study West African music with an albino master resulting in the Eat My Camera EP - a head-nod-heavy and beautiful, unsugared songwriting unlike anything you’ve heard before.

“Touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness... Dizraeli embodies 21st Century folk” - The Independent

“Folk or hip hop? I don’t know, but Dizraeli makes me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English – fluent, witty and arresting."
- The Times Saturday Review



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