As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.
National Poetry Slam Champion Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. The spoken word has always been the most immediate tool of cultural revival. This show brings a proud history to life, and asks what we can do with it next.
Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.
‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed’
(Raise the Bar)
‘I’ve never felt so validated in practicing the artform’
Technical Specifications: Projection / sound / 1 x microphone. Length: 1 hr