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Spoken Trend: Spoz & Hannah Swings


Spoken Trend is a Birmingham based spoken word + poetry event. Giving the opportunity for writers and artists to share and perform their material with like minded people.

Meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, the night includes a variety of sets from Featured Artists and Open Mic slots. Open Mic slots are 5 minutes in duration and become available on the door, on a first come first served basis. There are also a handful of slots available in advance by getting in touch via our Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @spokentrend

This month marks our first birthday! To celebrate we're having all the usual thrills and spills - plus some birthday frivolities such as; birthday cake, balloons and novelty party hats. That's right you heard.

Featuring this month are:


Spoz is an award winning performance poet, singer / songwriter, film maker, playwright and was the poet-in-residence at Birmingham City FC. He has been seen on BBC and Central Television, has written for and been heard on… BBC Radio Four, Radio Five Live, Radio West Midlands, Radio Coventry & Warwickshire and Capital Gold, as well as the toilet. He has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Shambala Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival, Oxford Literature Festival, Warwick Words Festival, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Wenlock Poetry Festival and in front of his mom.


Hannah Swings is a noun, not a verb, a writer, teacher and artist. Born and raised in Birmingham, she's currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at UoB, where she is coach for this year’s uniSLAM team. She has a background in community youth theatre and likes to dabble across all artistic platforms. When performing, Hannah’s ‘haunting yet hopeful’ storytelling spans themes such as identity, relationships and mental health, exploring her inner narratives through ephemeral, witty and illustrative visions. Hannah has performed with Tongue Fu, featuring at Howl, Grizzly Pear, Cafe Grande Slam, Stirchley Speaks, and at REP Birmingham, BOM, the Old REP, Ikon Gallery, Upstairs at the Western, Derby Theatre, Oxjam Fest, Birmingham Weekender and mac, amongst others.

Doors 7PM.

£3 Entry.

@ The Bulls Head, The Green, Kings Norton. Accessible via Kings Norton Station (5 min walk), 45, 47 bus routes. Full Parking available.

Wednesday 31 7.30PMJanuary

Spoken Word

The Bulls Head, Kings Norton

77 The Green, Kings Norton, Birmingham

B38 8RU Birmingham GB

0121 486 2810

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