For ages 13-18+

Join National Poetry Slam champion Peter Bearder to find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.

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About The Poet

Peter Bearder AKA Pete the Temp

Pete (the Temp) Bearder is a loop station artist, comic and spoken word poet whose work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, World Service and Newsnight. He is a former UK National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed at over 30 festivals. Peters first book Numbered Boxes was released in 2016 and his second Stage Invasion: Poetry, Renewal and the Spoken Word Renaissance in 2019.