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SPOKEN WORD | Raise The Bar, feat. Lowkey & Guests

Tuesday 05 June 2018, 19:00 to 22:00

Presented by Raise the Bar, in partnership with Arnolfini - “Raise the Bar demonstrates how strong the Bristol spoken word scene is” (Epigram); “Exuding originality…accessible…atmospheric ★★★★" (Intermission).

Raise the Bar presents their biggest event of the year, bringing together spoken word performers in a celebration of hip-hop, poetry and performance art. 

LOWKEY – One of the UK’s most celebrated rappers and political activists. For years Lowkey has dedicated his music to humanitarian causes such as the freedom of Palestine, illegal wars, political corruption, Grenfell tower, and many more, most notably through his timeless album Soundtrack to the Struggle. 

JORDAN STEPHENS (AL, THE NATIVE) – One half of ‘Rizzle Kicks’, rapper/singer of Wildhood, actor, prominent public figure particularly around social stigmas such as mental health and toxic masculinity.

LEYLA JOSEPHINE –UK national poetry slam champion, comedic Scottish poet and theatre maker with the ability to switch seamlessly to heartfelt emotive performance. Currently touring her show ‘Hopeless’ around the UK and Europe.

HARRY BAKER – World poetry slam champion, author of ‘The Sunshine Kid’, celebrated and viral Tedx speaker, one half of ‘Harry and Chris’ who have together toured the UK twice and appeared three times on the Russell Howard Hour this year.

MELANIE BRANTON – One of the South-West’s finest spoken word artists, multiple slam winner, hilarious spoken word performer and well-respected published poet, her most recent collection ‘My Cloth-Eared Heart’ was published by Oversteps.

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