Raise the Bar – More than Words event bringing the best of UK poetry and spoken word to the Curzon stage. Hosted by Danny ‘Craft D’ Pandolfi, a rapper and poet based in Bristol. DJ Ngaio (Booty Bass) will kick things off with a DJ set. Saili Katebe is a Zambian-born writer and performer based in South West England, using poetry and theatre to exercise his curiosity. Kat Lyons (they/them) is a Queer Bristol-based writer, performer, workshop facilitator and official Bristol City Poet (2022-2024). Headlining: Vanessa Kisuule – Bristol City Poet for 2018 – 2020, whose poem on the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue ‘Hollow’ went viral on Twitter. Rob Auton – a stand-up poet/comic since 2008, “Glastonbury Poet in Residence’ 2014 and an Edinburgh Fringe regular. Bellatrix – a spellbinding singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former world beatboxing champion.
The Lost Man of Bombay. It’s National Crime Reading Month, and Clevedon Library presents award-winning crime writer Vaseem Khan, giving a talk and a workshop. He discusses his latest book The Lost Man of Bombay (Hodder & Stoughton, 2022) – one of the top crime books of the year (Guardian, Financial Times and Daily Express). The author of two award-winning crime series – The Baby Ganesh Agency and Malabar House – set in modern and historical Mumbai, when not writing, Vaseem works at the Department of Security & Crime Science at University College, London. Born in London, he spent a decade working in India. Clevedon Library 3.30pm – 4.30pm and author talk 7pm – 8pm. Tickets direct from the Library.
Changing Perspectives at Changing Lives – Sam Potter is a 30-year-old with autism. He has a degree in Contemporary Art and Professional Studies, volunteers at Weston Museum and also supports Bridging the Gap Together (BTGT) who provide a range of workshops for young people with complex needs or disabilities, their carers and families. What Sam likes best is the chance to use his skills in creating animations, comic strips, logos, illustrations, and designs. He produces these for BTGT, telling stories about his experiences as a person with autism. He particularly loves developing maps, designing unique fonts and illustrating fantasy fiction. Thurs 8 – Sat 10 June 10am – 3pm at Changing Lives The Triangle FREE