7 Black British Spoken Word Poets You Should Know (and Love)

Prepared to be entertained and educated listeners of spoken word poetry. Many Black Brits are using spoken word poetry as a platform to celebrate the fragments of cultures that make our identities hybridised and unique.  They also position themselves as representatives of our community’s shared frustration regarding inequalities, ethnic tags and other ongoing issues that…

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Fanny Eaton: A muse

A muse is someone, often a woman, who inspires an artist, writer or musician. Anyone can technically be a muse. However, through the ages, certain muses have become iconic in their own right. Linda McCartney was a muse to her husband Paul. Kate Moss has been a muse to the artist Banksy. When we think…

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Collective Creation: An interview with SXWKS

Going it alone can be difficult. Whether it be little to no funding, oppressive restrictions or purely lack of confidence. As a creative going solo, I’ve often wondered if producing art would be easier in a team? If I’m surrounded by like minded creatives would it give my work the boost it needs or would…

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There Really Is Something Wrong with a Little Bump and Grind

Warning: abuse, violence, sexual assault Last year we saw Karrueche take out a restraining order against repeat offender Chris Brown, Kevin Spacey accused of assault against a minor, and a gruesome deposition of horrifying abuse suffered by girlfriend of American rapper XXX Tentacion. Black Brit artists are not exempt: Solo 45 and Bonkaz have both…

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Heaux Noire – London & Birmingham’s coolest poetry night for black and brown women

Heaux Noire -‘all puns intended’ as the host Anita explains-is a monthly poetry event for Black and Brown women writers. The event alternates between London and Birmingham with a line-up that mixes an impressive selection of open mic poets, as well as established performers. The poets are enviable; friendly, intelligent and effortlessly talented, many coming…

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