Spoken Word Stage
Guvna B Joshua Luke Smith Harry Baker Jude Simpson Sophia Thakur Poetess Jess Laura Darrall Dai Woolridge Storm Cecile Ben Haydn JudahEL Jermaine Wong Magero Paul Syrstad Katie Davies Dedani Kenneth Omole Kimba
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Kimba is a devoted husband, father, and artistic wordsmith. If life is a battlefield, faith and art are Kimba’s weapons of choice - using words to paint pictures that capture hope. His artistic versatility has allowed him to be a featured artist for The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Tate Modern, Houses of Parliament, and Adidas.
Dedani, Zimbabwean-born creative, writer and psychologist found her voice in the USA and took to the Christian Spoken Word stage in the UK. As co-founder of the Ampersand Collective, a community art collective, she seeks to inspire and make life sublime through art.
Kenneth is an actor, storyteller and performance poet whose work has appeared on radio, stage and screen. He is passionate about using words to connect and stir the soul
Imagine, if you will, a fire on its last log. You’re basking in the glow, thinking about God and you’re not quite ready to leave. Cue Katie. A wonder-filled Welsh bard from Neath. Producer, tea drinker, rhyme mixer and founder of Fireword Poetry. She and her mates are blazing the trail to Wales' first Christian media channel: ‘The t’. Tidy!Listen on Spotify
Storytelling has always been central to Paul's life, and as a filmmaker, director and spoken word artist he is passionate to tell as many stories as he can.Listen on Spotify
Magero is a poet, playwright, workshop facilitator and co-founder of ‘The Brotherhood Creative Collective’. He is known as a vivid storyteller who incorporates a fusion of poetry, music and acting within his artistry. Much of Magero’s work is based on his lived experiences and faith. Magero’s debut play ‘He Said She Said’ is currently touring school’s across London and he was most recently featured in Ivan Blackstock’s 2022 West End production TRAPLORD.Listen on Spotify
Jermaine Wong the Poet with undiluted potency and the intention to trigger the desire for meaning and purpose. Jermaine is known for his unique style of Spoken Word which is delivered as hard-hitting, raw and honest non-sugar-coated lyrics that arrests the listeners attention and reaches into the hearts and consciences of all who hear it.Listen on Spotify
JudahEl is a spoken word poet, author, singer and songwriter. Immersed in creativity and art from a young age, she radiates raw emotions painting a blank canvas to undoubtedly impact listeners. Her words and sound are all influenced by her ardour to give people hope, as she seeks to take people on a journey to wholeness, inspiration and life.Listen on Spotify
Based in Manchester, Ben Haydn is a beatboxer, rapper and producer whose art often combines his own experiences and faith. He performs at festivals, prisons and schools with his band SoulBox.Listen on Spotify
Storm Cecile is a commercial poet, producer and writer. She has worked with the Royal Albert Hall, Kugali LTD, Nationwide Bank, Christian's Against Poverty, Biblica, ASTEPFWD and many more. Storm believe everyone has a story and wants desires to write and share others stories.Listen on Spotify
Featured on Radio 2’s ‘At The Foot Of The Cross’, Sky Arts, BBC Upload and longlisted for the Outspoken Prize for Poetry, Laura writes about the messy brilliance of being human with a huge dollop of faithful hope thrown in for good measure.Listen on Spotify
Poetess Jess is a multi-Award winning Spoken word artist. Featured on the Mobo and part of the trio The wordsmiths. Poetess Jess is the UK’s 2021 poet of the year. Her mission is to touch and transform lives through her Spoken Word.
Sophia Thakur is an award-winning, best-selling author and performance poet. The spoken word artist climbed onto the stage at the young age of 16. Since then, she has pushed the boundaries of poetry to inspire varied audiences across the world from the Glastonbury stage to the Ted Talks stage to countless mainstream TV and radio stations.
Jude Simpson is a unique writer and entertainer combining insightful observational comedy with poetry, rap and song to create a unique act, which leaves audiences smiling, laughing and occasionally hungry. She has played the Edinburgh Festival, Glastonbury, Greenbelt, New Wine, and writes about lizards, mangoes, angry angels and parenthood.
World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker's work has been shared on TED.com and viewed millions of times worldwide, as well as being translated into 21 different languages. The UK tour of his Edinburgh show ‘I am 10,000’ based on turning 10,000 days old has was extended by almost 2 years due to overwhelming demand/a global pandemic but he is thrilled to be back performing to real life people again!
An award-winning spoken word poet from South Wales, Dai blends rhythm and rhyme with passion, playfulness and colloquial prose. He has performed for Sky Sports, Welsh Rugby Union and Songs of Praise. Author of 'God's brilliantly big creation story', creative at Bible Society and Sound Of Wales.Listen on Spotify
Joshua Luke Smith
Born in London, raised in Pakistan and based in Bath Joshua Luke Smith is a poet, rapper, producer with a dramatic socially conscious style and Christian undertones.Listen on Spotify
Growing up on a council estate in East London, two-time MOBO Award-Winning rapper Guvna B's artistic endeavours have always drawn on his personal experiences, bringing together themes of faith, masculinity and identity. He aims to inspire his audience and share his insights in a world often plagued by negativity.Listen on Spotify
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