The eighth of our Insta sessions features Genevieve Carver. Genevieve is a writer and performer based in Sheffield. Her poetry has been published in journals including Iota, Envoi and The North, and her first collection, ‘A Beautiful Way to be Crazy‘, was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2020.
Her latest live show of the same name combines spoken word with music from critically acclaimed gig theatre ensemble Genevieve Carver & The Unsung and explores female experiences in the music industry. She also writes for theatre and television.
These sessions welcome guests to join us for relaxed conversations and performances. They’re broadcast live on our Instagram account from 7.30-8pm (BST) on Tuesdays, and then uploaded to Facebook, YouTube and IGTV shortly afterwards.
Find more information and share the event over on Facebook. Our latest session with Saili Katebe is available to view below.
The seventh of our Insta sessions features Saili Katebe. Saili is a Zambian-born writer and performer based in the South West. Often writing under the pen name The Blissful Nomad, he uses poetry and theatre to exercise his curiosity and perfect the art of recklessness, challenging his language and its hidden music.
The sixth of our Insta sessions features Emily Harrison. Emily is a former Saboteur Awards Best Spoken Word Performer. Her full-length poetry collection ‘I Can’t Sleep ’cause My Bed’s On Fire’ is published with Burning Eye Books. Emily lives and teaches in Hackney.
The fourth of our Insta sessions features Stephen Lightbown on Tuesday 26 May. Stephen is a Bristol-based poet who writes mainly about life as a wheelchair user. His first poetry collection, Only Air, was published in 2019 by Burning Eye Books.
The third of our Insta sessions features Glasgow-based poet, illustrator and Acolyte front-woman Iona Lee on Tuesday 19 May. Iona was on the bill for our first ever ‘LIVEwire’ event in London in December 2016 and is an incredible performer.
Our new weekly Insta sessions continue on Tuesday 12 May, with hip hop poet and broadcaster Repeat Beat Poet joining us live from 7.30-8pm. The sessions include relaxed conversations and performances from leading poetry talent.
We’re excited to be launching a new series of Insta sessions on Tuesday 5 May, starting off with one of Birmingham’s rising stars Nafeesa Hamid. The sessions will contain relaxed conversations and performances from leading poetry talent.
Last night we celebrated our 5th birthday with a special online gig, featuring all of our acts on the same bill for the first time. We managed to broadcast the Zoom meeting live on Facebook, but unfortunately the YouTube broadcast didn’t work – so apologies if you were left stranded by that!
Anyway, the gig was a huge success, and at the time of typing, the Facebook video has had over 3.6k views. If you missed out and want to watch back, you can now stream the gig in its entirety on Facebook, YouTube (below) and IGTV. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks a mill to everybody that tuned in live.
It’s been a crazy 5 years of Nymphs & Thugs so far, but we’re only just getting started…