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Harry Baker

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate. He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons!

Harry has loved words from a young age and has been a full-time poet since he graduated from Bristol in 2015. He became the youngest ever Poetry World Slam Champion in 2012, and his first collection of poems was published in 2014.

artist profile

Joshua Luke Smith

Joshua Luke Smith is a poet for the people. His empathic writing and unique blend of faith and introspection in alternative hip-hop are an absolute must-listen!

His upcoming album ‘Liberated’ unveils a transformative journey, intertwining personal growth, and parenthood. Smith’s revelations bring a new perspective to the title track, reflecting a profound sense of liberation.

artist profile

Dai Woolridge

Dai is an award winning storyteller poet, blending rhythm and rhyme with passion, playfulness, and colloquial prose. Dai is venue host of our Spoken Word Stage at Big Church Festival.

A captivating spoken word poet, storyteller, and author, Dai has become a notable figure in literature and performance. Passionate about storytelling, he covers an array of topics, from rugby and Welsh culture to navigating grief and exploring Scripture.

artist profile

Storm Cecile

International spoken-word poet Storm Cecile crafts immersive experiences, showcasing her talent at prestigious venues like The House of Lords and Hampton Court Palace.

Her notable performances include events for CAPUK, Biblica, YPO, and Nationwide Building Society.

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Poetess Jess

Poetess Jess is raising the bar where being a faith-based spoken word artist is concerned.

This graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama skilfully combines Elements of Grime and preaching to boldly recite her poetry.

artist profile

Mike & Rachael Hood

Mike and Rachael Hood are a married pair of poets and performers based in Cambridge. They love combining their creativity to communicate the poetry and power of Scripture and the beauty of Jesus.

Rachael is a dramatherapist in the NHS and a writer for GoChatter Media, with a background in theatre. Mike is a spoken word artist and national poetry slam finalist who now works as an evangelist for their church.

artist profile

Jude Simpson

Jude Simpson combines quirky observational humour with witty wordplay, rhyme and song.

Often compared to Victoria Wood. “funny, sharp, emotional in her work and a terrific performer.” – Michael Rosen

artist profile

David Joey Mitchell

David Joey’s poetry is an honest blend of comedy, theology, freestyle rap, activism, & introversion.

David’s words are inspired by faith, doubt, people, planet & by finding the divine in the every day. Expect poetic justice, humour & honesty. Don’t miss the magic of poetry through his set, at the Spoken Word Stage!

artist profile

Cath Woolridge

Cath is a gospel singer and creative communicator who leads worship internationally and is a regular contributor on Zoe Balls BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought.

Cath is the creative director of Sound of Wales, Dean of the Bible college of Wales, and married to Dai.

artist profile

Glen Scrivener

Glen is an award winning author and filmmaker who speaks around the world about the intersection of faith and culture.

He has written 9 books including 321: The Story of God, the World and You and The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe In Freedom, Kindness, Progress and Equality.

artist profile

Jessie Dipper

Jessie Dipper is a rock/ pop folk-grunge singer-songwriter based in South Wales. Along with her band she toured the UK supporting Scouting For Girls at the end of 2022!

She’s currently in the process of releasing of her next band-led project, whilst based between London and Cardiff as a songwriter/ producer, a cacophony of guitar solos, storytelling and lyricism. Come for songs about beauty from brokenness, stay for the dinosaur.

artist profile

Naomi Hutch

Naomi is a preacher-poet crafting words to awaken hope in the soul.

She has shared her words on YouVersion Bible App, at New Wine and is a regular guest on Premier Christian Radio.

artist profile

Nizam Speaks

Nizam Speaks is an award-winning Spoken Word poet who loves wordplay and rhyme.

He has performed on various stages including the O2 and for Lewis Hamilton’s charity Mission 44.

artist profile

Paul Kerensa

Paul Kerensa is a British comedian, comedy writer, and author known for his work in television, radio, and stand-up comedy. He has written for popular TV shows such as "Miranda," "Not Going Out," and "Top Gear.

Kerensa has also performed as a stand-up comedian and has written several books, including both fiction and non-fiction works. He’s recognised for his witty humour and clever writing style.

artist profile

Philippa Hanna

Brace yourself for an electrifying performance by the sensational Philippa Hanna! Join the party as her vibrant tunes and contagious energy light up the stage, for an unforgettable experience.

Philippa is a rarity in the UK Music Industry, bridging the elusive gap between Gospel, Pop and Country music.

artist profile

Reblah

With music as his megaphone, REBLAH is on a mission to hype up everyone about Jesus! He shares the Gospel in a way that'll have you dancing and feeling the spirit like never before.

In 2023 he achieved recognition as the Best Gospel Act at the Urban Music Awards. His illustrious career boasts several notable achievements, including securing the titles of Best Gospel Hip-Hop/Grime artist and Best Gospel Music Video of the Year in 2021!

artist profile

Rev Chris

Rev Chris is a vicar, author, podcaster and social media influencer, known for his 60 second sermons.

He is passionate about prayer and encouraging people to deepen their relationship with God.

artist profile

Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley was born in California, lives in Cornwall, and is always finding and telling true stories

Sarah Yardley is a follower of Jesus who loves travel, reading, coffee, and community.

artist profile

Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur is an award-winning author and performance poet. Embrace the poetic wisdom as she shares from her heart, including her latest collection, "Wearing My Mother’s Heart".

She serves as the Youth Creator and Educator Ambassador for Jordan’s Jumpman23 women’s squad and MINI’s Global Big Love Ambassador. Embrace the poetic wisdom as she shares from her heart, including her latest collection, “Wearing My Mother’s Heart,” launched in November 2022.

artist profile

Spoken2Life

Spoken2Life is a Christian spoken word artist (who also raps) whose poetry packs a punch.

His poetry ranges from sharing his testimony, to speaking out against racism and to sharing personal struggles. His work is emotive and captivating, attempting to bring the gospel to life through creativity and share the hope he has found in Jesus.

artist profile

Still Shadey

Still Shadey is a leading Rapper-Songwriter in the UK Rap Scene. From South London, Croydon, the MOBO Award Winner is best known for his passionate energy and undeniable stage presence.

Spontaneous, and passionate in energy, Shadey brings his music to life when he performs, thriving off creating real moments with fans every time they meet. With millions of online streams, numerous singles, EPs, and projects.

artist profile

DJ Shunz

DJ Shunz is an award-winning International DJ & Producer from South London. If you’ve ever encountered Shunz at an event, you know she’s ‘Anointed To Bring Vibes’.

DJ Shunz has had the pleasure of DJing for artists such as nobigdyl, Bizzle, Datin, Limoblaze and Grammy award-winning Lecrae (of Reach Records) both here and abroad. Shunz infuses a mix of styles in her music, from Afrobeats to Dancehall to R&B to CHH/Drill.

artist profile

Chris Matthewman

Chris Matthewman is a versatile performer known for his humorous wordplay and engaging storytelling.

Chris has entertained a variety of audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Leicester Comedy Festival! He’s also involved in Christian theatre with LAMPS and half of musical duo ‘The Christopher Badger Experience’. Plus. despite a dislike for titles, Chris is the Bard of Northampton and a Church Minister!

artist profile

Mide Poetry

Mide is an international spoken word poet who uses her skill for storytelling and rhyme to share captivating stories, taking you on a journey with each word.

Mide is passionate about using poetry to share life experiences, connect with others and shine a light on important issues. She often partners with charities and grassroot organisations.

artist profile

John Redeemed

John Redeemed is a coder by day and 'Revelator' by night.

A passion for Bible memorisation (recently including the book of Revelation) has spurred John to develop a memorisation app, ‘Bible Trainer’ and he led a group working on voice recognition features to achieve ‘The People’s Choice’ award at Kingdom Code’s ‘Build’ event in 2022.

artist profile

Briggs the Wordsmith

Briggs the Wordsmith is a Spoken Word artist from London.

His poems are laced with witty wordplay whilst simultaneously exploring the journey of faith woven with grace and conviction.

artist profile

Ben Hayden

Ben Haydn is a story-teller & artist whose art often combines his own experiences and faith

He is a rapper, beatboxer and spoken word artist. Ben was born in Manchester but now travels all around the world to deliver his stories!

artist profile

Tandy Houghton

Tandy Houghton started stand up comedy in 2016. She’s performed in a wide variety of venues, to a wide variety of crowds over a wide variety of time.

Tandy is currently making a comedy series with her funny husband for YouTube, and writing a sitcom.

artist profile

Nizam Speaks

Nizam Speaks is an award-winning Spoken Word poet who loves wordplay and rhyme.

He has performed on various stages including the O2 and for Lewis Hamilton’s charity Mission 44.

artist profile

Cath Woolridge

Cath is a gospel singer and creative communicator who leads worship internationally and is a regular contributor on Zoe Balls BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought.

Cath is the creative director of Sound of Wales, Dean of the Bible college of Wales, and married to Dai.

artist profile

Paul Kerensa

Paul Kerensa is a British comedian, comedy writer, and author known for his work in television, radio, and stand-up comedy. He has written for popular TV shows such as "Miranda," "Not Going Out," and "Top Gear.

Kerensa has also performed as a stand-up comedian and has written several books, including both fiction and non-fiction works. He’s recognised for his witty humour and clever writing style.

artist profile

Glen Scrivener

Glen is an award winning author and filmmaker who speaks around the world about the intersection of faith and culture.

He has written 9 books including 321: The Story of God, the World and You and The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe In Freedom, Kindness, Progress and Equality.

artist profile

Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley was born in California, lives in Cornwall, and is always finding and telling true stories

Sarah Yardley is a follower of Jesus who loves travel, reading, coffee, and community.

artist profile

Naomi Hutch

Naomi is a preacher-poet crafting words to awaken hope in the soul.

She has shared her words on YouVersion Bible App, at New Wine and is a regular guest on Premier Christian Radio.

artist profile

David Joey Mitchell

David Joey’s poetry is an honest blend of comedy, theology, freestyle rap, activism, & introversion.

David’s words are inspired by faith, doubt, people, planet & by finding the divine in the every day. Expect poetic justice, humour & honesty. Don’t miss the magic of poetry through his set, at the Spoken Word Stage!

artist profile

Still Shadey

Still Shadey is a leading Rapper-Songwriter in the UK Rap Scene. From South London, Croydon, the MOBO Award Winner is best known for his passionate energy and undeniable stage presence.

Spontaneous, and passionate in energy, Shadey brings his music to life when he performs, thriving off creating real moments with fans every time they meet. With millions of online streams, numerous singles, EPs, and projects.

artist profile

Ben Hayden

Ben Haydn is a story-teller & artist whose art often combines his own experiences and faith

He is a rapper, beatboxer and spoken word artist. Ben was born in Manchester but now travels all around the world to deliver his stories!

artist profile

Storm Cecile

International spoken-word poet Storm Cecile crafts immersive experiences, showcasing her talent at prestigious venues like The House of Lords and Hampton Court Palace.

Her notable performances include events for CAPUK, Biblica, YPO, and Nationwide Building Society.

artist profile

Reblah

With music as his megaphone, REBLAH is on a mission to hype up everyone about Jesus! He shares the Gospel in a way that'll have you dancing and feeling the spirit like never before.

In 2023 he achieved recognition as the Best Gospel Act at the Urban Music Awards. His illustrious career boasts several notable achievements, including securing the titles of Best Gospel Hip-Hop/Grime artist and Best Gospel Music Video of the Year in 2021!

artist profile

Spoken2Life

Spoken2Life is a Christian spoken word artist (who also raps) whose poetry packs a punch.

His poetry ranges from sharing his testimony, to speaking out against racism and to sharing personal struggles. His work is emotive and captivating, attempting to bring the gospel to life through creativity and share the hope he has found in Jesus.

artist profile

Harry Baker

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is a poet and a maths graduate. He writes about important stuff like hope, dinosaurs and German falafel-spoons!

Harry has loved words from a young age and has been a full-time poet since he graduated from Bristol in 2015. He became the youngest ever Poetry World Slam Champion in 2012, and his first collection of poems was published in 2014.

artist profile

Dai Woolridge

Dai is an award winning storyteller poet, blending rhythm and rhyme with passion, playfulness, and colloquial prose. Dai is venue host of our Spoken Word Stage at Big Church Festival.

A captivating spoken word poet, storyteller, and author, Dai has become a notable figure in literature and performance. Passionate about storytelling, he covers an array of topics, from rugby and Welsh culture to navigating grief and exploring Scripture.

artist profile

Jude Simpson

Jude Simpson combines quirky observational humour with witty wordplay, rhyme and song.

Often compared to Victoria Wood. “funny, sharp, emotional in her work and a terrific performer.” – Michael Rosen

artist profile

John Redeemed

John Redeemed is a coder by day and 'Revelator' by night.

A passion for Bible memorisation (recently including the book of Revelation) has spurred John to develop a memorisation app, ‘Bible Trainer’ and he led a group working on voice recognition features to achieve ‘The People’s Choice’ award at Kingdom Code’s ‘Build’ event in 2022.

artist profile

Mike & Rachael Hood

Mike and Rachael Hood are a married pair of poets and performers based in Cambridge. They love combining their creativity to communicate the poetry and power of Scripture and the beauty of Jesus.

Rachael is a dramatherapist in the NHS and a writer for GoChatter Media, with a background in theatre. Mike is a spoken word artist and national poetry slam finalist who now works as an evangelist for their church.

artist profile

Dai Woolridge

Dai is an award winning storyteller poet, blending rhythm and rhyme with passion, playfulness, and colloquial prose. Dai is venue host of our Spoken Word Stage at Big Church Festival.

A captivating spoken word poet, storyteller, and author, Dai has become a notable figure in literature and performance. Passionate about storytelling, he covers an array of topics, from rugby and Welsh culture to navigating grief and exploring Scripture.

artist profile

Sophia Thakur

Sophia Thakur is an award-winning author and performance poet. Embrace the poetic wisdom as she shares from her heart, including her latest collection, "Wearing My Mother’s Heart".

She serves as the Youth Creator and Educator Ambassador for Jordan’s Jumpman23 women’s squad and MINI’s Global Big Love Ambassador. Embrace the poetic wisdom as she shares from her heart, including her latest collection, “Wearing My Mother’s Heart,” launched in November 2022.

artist profile

Jessie Dipper

Jessie Dipper is a rock/ pop folk-grunge singer-songwriter based in South Wales. Along with her band she toured the UK supporting Scouting For Girls at the end of 2022!

She’s currently in the process of releasing of her next band-led project, whilst based between London and Cardiff as a songwriter/ producer, a cacophony of guitar solos, storytelling and lyricism. Come for songs about beauty from brokenness, stay for the dinosaur.

artist profile

Cath Woolridge

Cath is a gospel singer and creative communicator who leads worship internationally and is a regular contributor on Zoe Balls BBC Radio 2 Pause for Thought.

Cath is the creative director of Sound of Wales, Dean of the Bible college of Wales, and married to Dai.

artist profile

Philippa Hanna

Brace yourself for an electrifying performance by the sensational Philippa Hanna! Join the party as her vibrant tunes and contagious energy light up the stage, for an unforgettable experience.

Philippa is a rarity in the UK Music Industry, bridging the elusive gap between Gospel, Pop and Country music.

artist profile

Briggs the Wordsmith

Briggs the Wordsmith is a Spoken Word artist from London.

His poems are laced with witty wordplay whilst simultaneously exploring the journey of faith woven with grace and conviction.

artist profile

Mide Poetry

Mide is an international spoken word poet who uses her skill for storytelling and rhyme to share captivating stories, taking you on a journey with each word.

Mide is passionate about using poetry to share life experiences, connect with others and shine a light on important issues. She often partners with charities and grassroot organisations.

artist profile

Joshua Luke Smith

Joshua Luke Smith is a poet for the people. His empathic writing and unique blend of faith and introspection in alternative hip-hop are an absolute must-listen!

His upcoming album ‘Liberated’ unveils a transformative journey, intertwining personal growth, and parenthood. Smith’s revelations bring a new perspective to the title track, reflecting a profound sense of liberation.

artist profile

DJ Shunz

DJ Shunz is an award-winning International DJ & Producer from South London. If you’ve ever encountered Shunz at an event, you know she’s ‘Anointed To Bring Vibes’.

DJ Shunz has had the pleasure of DJing for artists such as nobigdyl, Bizzle, Datin, Limoblaze and Grammy award-winning Lecrae (of Reach Records) both here and abroad. Shunz infuses a mix of styles in her music, from Afrobeats to Dancehall to R&B to CHH/Drill.

artist profile

Jude Simpson

Jude Simpson combines quirky observational humour with witty wordplay, rhyme and song.

Often compared to Victoria Wood. “funny, sharp, emotional in her work and a terrific performer.” – Michael Rosen

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