Homer to Hip Hop: A History of Spoken Word

Spoken Word (historical, talk)

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A fun and fascinating tour of the oral tradition and the poetic movements that have shaped history presented by a former National Poetry Slam Champion. From the oral tradition to the Edinburgh Fringe, from Virgil to Biggy Smalls, meet the poetic movements that have shaped history. Why have wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered? This fun and fascinating performance lecture follows July’s release of the groundbreaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

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Dominic Berry 4 days ago

Five star. Astoundingly detailed, accessible, provocative history of the importance and relevance of spoken word. Never less than wholly engaging, told with cheeky charm, wit, warmth and meticulous attention to detail. Unforgettable.

John Stacey 5 days ago

Marvellous show, informative and interesting with perfect blend of humour thrown in, and yes he does manage to go from homer to hip hop in just one hour!


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