Live Lit, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry

11 December, 2017

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451 - Spoken Word on Campus

Presented by Apples and Snakes

A bi-monthly showcase of local, national and international spoken word. Apples and Snakes brings some of the best poetic and performance talent to NST and give local poets the opportunity to shine behind the mic.

Expect poetry and performances that enlighten, entertain and leap off the page and stage.

Sign up for an Open Mic slot on the evening at the Box Office. First come first served.

The Antipoet

The Antipoet, Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman, are together the world’s finest exponents of beatrantin’ rhythm ‘n views!

Having become rather successful over the past nine years, they have tirelessly toured the poetry, comedy and music circuits, and have appeared at countless festivals including, Glastonbury, Edinburgh, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Brighton, Ledbury, Camden, Wenlock, Larmer Tree, Nostock, Rec Rock Festival, Worcester Music Festival, Umbrella Fair, Blyth Power Ashes and Buxton.

They have also performed at magazine launches, Christmas light switch-ons, street parties, several libraries and schools, a shop window, the back of a lorry, on various boats, in the minstrel gallery of the Liverpool Town Hall and at Silverstone for the Grand Prix.


Phonetic is an 18 year old rapper, born and raised in Brighton. Growing up listening to the likes of Nas, Wu-Tang, Lowkey and Akala, Phonetic’s style pays homage to the true old school sound of Hip-Hop, blended with its own UK twist.

She is a uniquely talented wordsmith, has performed at numerous venues and festivals around the UK and we’re very fortunate to have her at 451 for a spoken word set.

Wessex School Poetry Slam Champions

Featuring Annie Elliott, Tom Wilson, Jake Dawkins, Summer Cove, Jamie Sly and Hannah Gordon.
Having worked closely with Matt West, the students of Hounsdown School, Totton, took part in the Wessex School Poetry Slam in July 2017 and took home first place in the KS4 and Group categories. Their poems are all based on personal experience and are written with passion.


Open Mic

Sign up on the door from 7pm. Spaces limited.

Hosted by Ricky Tart. A firm hand on 451’s tiller.