Chelping returns for 2023 with its 20th installment, starring Clare Shaw and Nafeesa Hamid on Thursday 16 March! join us in the breathtaking 255-year-old The Leeds Library for one of the city’s leading poetry nights.
unfortunately, at the time of typing, all of the open mic slots have gone. apologies for any disappointment caused.
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.
The first of our ‘LIVEwire’ Leeds residency nights took place at Hyde Park Book Club on 2 October, with Salena Godden and Nafeesa Hamid going down a storm in West Yorkshire. The start of the event was delayed as we had to bring about 20 extra chairs down to accommodate everybody, and Matt Abbott was on hosting duties, including open mic.
As well as the video highlights from Idle Work Factory, they’ve also taken some ace photos (below). Huge thanks to our open mic performers: Lence, Sally Anne Earl, Claire Crossdale, Tahira Alia Rehman, Joe Williams, Natalie Davies and Camille McCawley.
Our next ‘LIVEwire’ Leeds event stars Joelle Taylor and Ollie O’Neill on Wednesday 4 December, and tickets are on sale here.
Firstly, if you haven’t read the blog about our new series of ‘LIVEwire’ events, check it out here. This is our biggest series of events yet and we’re absolutely buzzing that they’re finally out there in the world.
The first of our resident nights at Hyde Park Book Club pulls no punches, with globally renowned renegade poet Salena Godden headlining, and Birmingham-based rising star Nafeesa Hamid in support.