Arts & Culture
That’s What She Said LDN: Feat. Birdspeed
- 10:30 pm
29 January 2020
The Book Club | £9.21
100-106 Leonard Street,
London EC2A 4RH
“The biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard) that was called “feminism at its ruthless best” by Blouinart, is back at The Book Club in Shoreditch after our Festive Season break. Have you missed us? We’ve missed you!
That’s What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more. We’re super stoked to welcome BBC Poetry Slam Champion 2019, and the 2019 Hammer and Tongue UK National Slam Champion Birdspeed to the TWSS stage.
British born Barbadian raised artist Birdspeed, is an outstanding artist who is known for her ability to captivate audiences by effortlessly weaving poetry, storytelling, satirical humour and movement. Her writing is equally as breathtaking and often a combination of social commentary and auto- biographical tales including themes on: Caribbean culture and folklore, afrofuturism, black feminism and mental health (especially in black working class communities).
Birdspeed is the Edinburgh Fringe Slam Champion 2019, the 2019 Hammer and Tongue UK National Slam Champion and a BBC Talent Search Winner. Her artistry is also making waves internationally across US cities following performances in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Birdspeed has also headlined at significant US venues such as the Bowery Poetry Club (NYC) and The African American Centre (Philadelphia), and is currently the Manhattan Arts Festival Poet Laureate.
Birdspeed performed her first play, The Firebird at the Salisbury Theatre Playhouse and has facilitated workshops in a variety of organisations including a men’s prison.
Birdspeed is published in the following anthologies: Alter Egos Anthology (Bad Betty Press, 2019), Use Words First (Own It, 2019) and Words on Windrush (Empoword, 2019).
Birdspeed has also self published. Her first pamphlet Bloom (2019) which is endorsed by Junior Marvin from The Original Wailers.
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