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RTB 'Spotlight' Spoken Word Bath | Open Mic + Brenda Read-Brown

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Raise the Bar's 'Spotlight' spoken word open mic event at Komedia Bath on the 4th Monday of every month. #RaiseTheBath.

April 23rd's event will be headlined by multiple slam winning spoken word poet Brenda Read-Brown!

Our ’Spotlight’ events have an extended poetry open mic aiming to champion, nurture and platform local artists. A relaxed environment for newbies, veterans and anyone in between to perform in a safe space to a warm and intimate audience at the lovely Komedia Arts Café, and a perfect opportunity to sit back and watch some great poetry from the South West’s outstanding emerging talent pool.

Please arrive promptly if you wish to sign up for the open mic, it tends to fill up very quickly.

April 23rd 2018
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8:00pm
Entry price: £3 (available on the door only)

ARTS CAFÉ: Rowed Seating. Arrive early to guarantee a seat. Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.


In 2001, Brenda Read-Brown gave up a secure career as a project manager to be a poet; it seemed a good idea at the time. Since then she’s won many poetry slams, and performed her poetry on Radio 4, and in Texas, Denmark, lots of festivals, and any number of low dives. She is the current Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, and has published a collection of her poems, called Arbitrary edges; her new collection, Like love, is due out soon. She’s also a prizewinning playwright. So far, she seems to be getting away with it all, but she’s sure she’ll be found out some day soon.



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