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Make it SO Special (451 City)

10 February, 2020

Spoken Word at City - Presented by Apples and Snakes. Live Lit, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry.


    An Apple and Snakes 451 Special

    Make It SO Special 

    Mon 10 Feb 7.45pm at NST City Studio

    Bringing the best local, national and international spoken word artists to Southampton; from stand-up poets to live literature to spoken word theatre.

    Spotlighting spoken word voices from Southampton including:


    Antosh Wojcik

    Antosh’s poetry destabilises the lines between reality and fantasy in an attempt to expose raw truths. Conversationally surreal and with Lynchian intent, he writes from the warped boredom of the suburb and the worry of his family.

    Antosh’s debut solo performance piece, ‘How To Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia’ combined drumming and spoken word to explore vascular dementia. It debuted at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and toured the UK and internationally throughout 2019.
    “Original, tender, funny and moving” ★★★★★  BritishTheatre.com




    DIY Southampton spoken word
    DIY Southampton is a labour of love. For one whole day a year they host performers including musicians, poets and story tellers along with a market place full of local makers. It is a free, unfunded event proving all you need is a passion to make things happen.


    Kristianne Drake
    Kristianne Drake examines her past through a lens of resilience and reconciliation. She persists through pain with the force of a woman who refuses to remain silent.

    SM Ripper
    SM Ripper poems are an impossibly triumphant dose of doomed optimism, blended through a filter of cheeky filth and kind cynicism.

    Chloe Brehault 
    Chloe Brehault is a Southampton-based photographer and poet. Her written work is a raw retelling of her first hand struggles with mental health, love and heartbreak.

    Scarlett Rien
    Scarlett Rien is feeling troubled and she’s bringing it to you. Her words are unapologetic and relentless. They tell you how it is and how it will be. Listen! 


    Alena Abiogun


    Itchen College student Alena performs ‘Dear Jai’ and 'On a Knife Edge', moving poems that address the issue of knife crime, from the viewpoint of someone with personal experience of the consequences.


    Sign up at Box Office on the night from 7pm. Spaces limited.
    Hosted by Ricky Tart


    Tickets: £5 / £3 open mic

    For further info email: [email protected]



    Make It SO

    11 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020