Our annual explosion of political poetry and unflinching wordplay is back. Exploring social issues through high-octane performances from some of the greatest wordsmiths of our time. This year’s Poetry with a Punch will take place in the incredible St George’s Hall, a venue famed for hosting radical social activists, from the suffragettes to the abolitionists, and the perfect setting for an evening of passionate poetry.
Opening their souls to us this year are multi-faceted spoken word artist George The Poet, award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou, “The Brown Hijabi” Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, and visiting Shubbak Festival artist Farah Chamma, accompanied by musician Phelan Burgoyne. The evening will culminate in a spectacular musical performance from rapper Lowkey.