Wednesday, June 22 @ 7:30pm
Lentil As Anything Abbotsford
1-3 St Heliers St Abbotsford
Has an Open Mic?
We will have an open mic and some featured speakers - if you know you would like to speak and would like to feature, please email: [email protected]
Lentil As Anything is holding a cosy spoken word night to coincide with refugee week. Come eat, listen, connect and share.
Refugee week raises awareness about issues affecting refugees and celebrates their contributions to our society. This year’s theme is ‘with courage let us all combine’ & praises the courage of both refugees and anyone who speaks out against persecution and injustice.
This spoken word night welcomes anyone to share on the mic, anything that you feel is relevant. It might be speaking out against injustice, acknowledging our shared humanity, or honoring the courage of someone you know. It might be poetry, songs or just words.
POSTY Poetry & Spoken Word Special Delivery is a new fortnightly open mic event hosted by Hamish Danks Brown a.k.a. Danksta Downunder. All welcome to distribute and sort their poetry on stage and to deliver it in any language. The Post is well located on the corner of Brighton Road and Inkerman Street. If you’re coming from North of the Yarra catch the number 3 or 67 trams from Swanston Street and get out at Stop 34 right outside the pub. It’s a very warm and welcoming venue with good food and drinks.
Thabani Tshuma performing ‘Newton’s Apple,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Thabani Tshuma was born and raised in Zimbabwe but has been globe-hopping for the greater part of the last decade and as such, considers himself somewhat of a cultural nomad. Whilst writing for as long as he can remember, he’s only actively engaged in the Melbourne Spoken word scene this past year. Thabani’s poetry is an aperture through which he views his world and the way he interacts in relation to others. Thabani studies journalism with the aspiration of immortalizing himself by leaving a dent in the literary world.
Rhiann Isaacs performing ‘Black on Both Sides,’ which received an honourable mention at The 2018 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize.
Rhiann Isaacs is an outspoken Afro-Guyanese poet that has nurtured a love for words and storytelling from a young age. Rhiann’s pieces are explorative narratives that mainly centre around identity, Pan-African issues and mental health. As a rising artist, she brings energy and passion to the stage as she treats each poem as living art pieces that deserve to take up space. Expect transparency and straight forward expression from beginning to end.