Come and celebrate all that is Sheffield at a festival closing party positively oozing with amazing poetry and music!
Poets Helen Mort and Rachel Bower’s work celebrate our wild landscapes and the lived experiences of women and female bodies, pushing for a more expansive understanding of motherhood, and giving voice to feelings and experiences that are not often spoken out loud. Sile Sibanda’s spoken word poems tackle social injustice and migrant experiences. Rosey PM brings us witty, relaxed hip-hop that observes everyday life; you’ll definitely go home with some tips for making a better jacket potato!
This event will have an interval.
This event will include a limited number of open mic spots.
About the Acts
Helen Mort is a poet and novelist. Her collections Division Street,, No Map Could Show Them and The Illustrated Woman are published by Chatto & Windus. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Rachel Bower is a poet and fiction writer based in Sheffield. She is the author of two poetry collections (These Mothers of Gods and Moon Milk) and a non-fiction book on literary letters. Her poems and stories have been widely published in literary magazines, including The London Magazine, The White Review, Magma and Stand. Rachel won The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2019/20 and the W&A Short Story Competition 2020. Her work is represented by Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown.
Sile Sibanda is a spoken word performer, radio and stage presenter, events and Q&A host. She has been involved in creative and community projects for many years. She has been a children’s university ambassador, speaking in various events including the House of Lords. She has been an active part of the Writing Collective Hive and hosted open mics and events for Hive over the last few years. She has hosted Harms of Hate Event in Rotherham, Diversity Festival at the Rotherham Show 2 years running. Whilst studying Forensic Science with Psychology at Derby University, she became the co-host of their Live Open Day Facebook show and represented Derby University at the Poetry Slam Competition in Birmingham.
Rosey PM sings and chats about this lovely ludicrous life over cartoon flavour beats made by her friends.
Expect secret diary style hip hop, relatable pube based oversharing to a beat and Big Snail Anthems for dancing to xxx