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Performance Event

 
  Venue:
Watershed
   
1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol
    BS1 5TX
     
 
Date:
Wednesday 22nd November
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
 £7 adv / £9 on the door
 
 
 

Details:

With its regular monthly slot at Watershed, each Raise the Bar show promises to be a completely different and unique experience.

Featuring

Mark Grist:
Having left his job as a teacher to venture into a career in poetry, Mark Grist (the Poet Laureate of Peterborough at the time) made a name for himself in the UK Spoken Word scene which included accolades such as winning the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Slam.
In late 2011, everything changed as Mark Grist’s Don’t Flop rap battle against Blizzard, aka 'Teacher vs Student', became the first in UK history to reach 1 million YouTube views (now over 5 million views), and his rise to prominence continued as his spoken word short film ‘Girls Who Read’ also went viral, currently standing at over 3.5 million views.
A poet, educator and performer, Mark's commissions have included work for The Royal Institute, BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra, Channel 4, Film 4, Red Bull, The National Maritime Museum and Google.

Indigo Williams:
Indigo Williams is a poet and co-founder of I Shape Beauty, who use poetry, video mapping, costume and visual art to explore the issues that impact women of colour.
After bursting on to the poetry scene in 2010, Indigo established herself as an artist who commands the stage with gripping presence and powerful poetry. With both substance and passion, her work is emotive and thought provoking.
She has also facilitated workshops across Europe, Bangladesh and Nigeria, is a spoken word educator, and works full-time in a secondary school as part of a programme in conjunction with Goldsmiths University.
Her work has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word, Tedx Brixton, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival.

There is also an open mic for any budding poets with just 8 spaces, first come first serve on the door.

Hosted by Craft-D and Connor Macleod.

With its regular monthly slot at Watershed, each Raise the Bar show promises to be a completely different and unique experience.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: www.facebook.com/events/857121141122051
     
 
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Tickets:
www.watershed.co.uk/mark-grist-and-indigo-williams
 

 

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