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South West Showcase

Featuring performances by:

1990s Chris

A queer, working class poet, Chris is currently a BBC New creative and writer at Neoteric Dance Company.

Melanie Branton

Melanie’s second collection of poetry Can You See Where I’m Coming From? Was published in 2018. She’s qualified for three national poetry slam finals.

Connor Macleod

Connor is a national slam finalist, a Bristol Old Vic playwright,  a Master of Research into spoken word education and very tired most of the time.


Birdspeed is well known across the UK and America for her ability to effortlessly weave together storytelling and movement.

Tom Sastry

In 2016, Carol Ann Duffy chose Tom Sastry as one of the 2016 Laureate’s Choice poets. His first full collection will be published in October.

Earlier Event: July 20
Barnacle buoys
Later Event: July 20
2 O'clock Beauty Queens