- Jun 30 2021
- 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Front Room Poetry with Victoria McNulty 30 June at 7.30 pm on Zoom
Front Room Poetry was our response to the pandemic. We knew that there were poets scribbling in bedrooms and bus stops way before COVID hit, all with something to say but not many local places or platforms to say it. Spoken word and poetry is known for its low-fi, low-cost nature, so it was quite easy for us to respond digitally and offer a space, a home for the words.
Each month we have seen some of the UK’s most exciting poets headline in living rooms- from the gut kicking honesty of Toria Garbutt to the word whining one bops of Debris Stevenson. Each headliner has given their heart and more, with their words literally climbing through screens to wipe the tears from our cheeks.
And then there’s the open mic poets, the seasoned to the brand new, in Bradford and beyond, braving it and saying it as it is. Front Room Poetry has been so much about these people who have brought creative energy to the night, and it has been so humbling to witness the individual and collective journey’s throughout the year.
Finally there’s the audience, on sofas and settees around the world listening. Listening. Supporting the arts, supporting the poets, and supporting each other in these testing times. We have done this together.
Victoria McNulty is a Performance Poet and Community Educator from the East End of Glasgow. She is the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam (2019) runner up, Scottish Nation Slam Finalist and the author of Confessionals and Exiles (Speculative Books). Victoria has performed at established arts events across the UK and Ireland, including Féile an Phobail (Belfast), The BBC 6 Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe and The James Connolly Festival (Dublin). Her spoken word theatre show Confessionals (Sonnet Youth) toured the UK to critical acclaim, while her poetry film Exiles, directed by Kevin P Gilday and David Hayman JR (Fair Pley) is due for release in June 2021.
If you would like to register for Front Room Poetry with Victoria McNulty on 30 June please follow the link below. We have a total of 10 slots available for the open mic on a first come, first serve basis. After registration an email will be sent to you with details to join us on Zoom. For any further questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org