Spoken word poetry is at the heart of what we do, and as well as producing UK tours, we host regular #LIVEwire nights between Leeds and London as well as at music festivals and venues around the country.

Our first UK tour took place in May 2017 to support the release of Salena Godden‘s ‘LIVEwire’ album. We were also co-producers on Matt Abbott‘s 22-date UK theatre tour of ‘Two Little Ducks’ in autumn 2018.

As well as our ‘LIVEwire’ events, we also programme and co-produce the bi-monthly ‘Chelping’ at The Leeds Library event.

LIVEwire regional dates and Leeds residency 2019-20

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Key ‘LIVEwire’ events from autumn 2019 to spring 2020

Our most significant series of ‘LIVEwire’ events to date, and a major step up for Nymphs & Thugs as a spoken word event producer. Click here for more information, including ticket links and full line-ups.

‘LIVEwire’ Bristol | 13.11.19

‘LIVEwire’ Bristol on 13 November 2019

Our first regional event attracted a packed audience in Manchester, and we’re expecting similar for our second regional event in Bristol. Presented in partnership with Raise The Bar, the event features sets from Salena Godden, Jess Green and Kevin P. Gilday.

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‘Chelping’ at The Leeds Library | 20.11.19

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‘Chelping’ on 20 November 2019

The 11th instalment of ‘Chelping’ at The Leeds Library and the final event of 2019 features guest slots from Molly Naylor and Joe Williams. Click here for tickets.

LIVEwire Leeds No.2 | 04.12.19

‘LIVEwire’ Leeds No.2 on 4 December 2019

After a raucous launch event starring Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid, we’re back at the start of December with internationally-renowned icon Joelle Taylor, and fellow Out-Spoken Press star Ollie O’Neill.

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LIVEwire Manchester media

Video by Northern Heart Films

20 September saw our first #LIVEwire regional event take place in Manchester, with a packed audience enjoying sets from Luke Wright, Louise Fazackerley and Kirsty Taylor, hosted by Toria Garbutt. Photos by Derren Lee Poole.

LIVEwire Leeds No.1 media

Video by Idle Work Factory

2 October saw our first ‘LIVEwire’ Leeds residency night at Hyde Park Book Club, with storming sets from Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid, plus open mic hosted by Matt Abbott. Photos also by Idle Work Factory.

LIVEwire poets of 2018

Nymphs & Thugs | LIVEwire 2018

These were all of our ‘LIVEwire’ poets of 2018; starting with the UN Women #HeForShe event in London at the start of the year, and then Byline Festival in Sussex in the summer, and also our quarterly event in Leeds.

Please note that we don’t act as a booking agent for our individual artists. We act as a go-between for our artists, and also work with a vast network of poets around the UK.

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