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This Is Just To Say: Spoken word open mic night

August 2, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us in the library on the first Tuesday of every month to enjoy all manner of word-weaving, story-sharing and spell-casting.

We welcome poets, storytellers, and writers of all kinds to share their work (or the work of others) in a safe, supportive, and inclusive space.

Slots are 5 minutes long, and performers sign up on the door – first come, first served! Performers entry is free!

Every month we feature a performer with an extended set. This month’s featured artist is Orlando. Orlando was force-fed ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by their mother as a child and as such vowed to avoid poetry for the rest of their life. As with their other resolutions, Orlando failed and finally picked up the mic in the summer of 2017 in a whirlwind of peer pressure and wine. Over the last few years Orlando has featured in the London poetry scene for events such as the Farrago Poetry Slam, Speak Equal, and Big Trouble. In 2018, just 5 months after approaching the stage, they earned 8th place in Canada’s National Poetry Slam, and in February of last year they achieved 3rd place in the UK National Poetry Slam, one-up on the 4th place of the year before. Orlando speaks with passion and ease born of a deep love of words, captivating and moving audiences in the most exquisitely powerful way: a must-see if you are into the spoken word.

All very welcome to just come and listen. This event is non-ticketed, with entry £5 on the door (£2 concessions/Patreon patrons).

Doors at 7.30pm (performers advised to arrive a little earlier!)

Note: there is no bar but the event is BYOB (wine and beer only, no spirits please!) and this event is 18+


August 2, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Community Works
21 Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HH United Kingdom
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