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See Change Fundraiser: A night of spoken word, folk music + more

This wonderful night is raising money for 'See Change' (formerly known as Julian House in Bristol). See Change tackles homelessness, addiction and unemployment in our city and has suffered from extreme cuts despite their vital and amazing work which shall be made evident to you on the night, amidst dazzling spoken word and the serenading sounds of one very heart-warming mandolin player. https://seechange.org.uk/our-work/

The Poets:

SAM GRUDGINGS

Sam is a poet perpetually on the edge of collapse. He yells stories about addiction & recovery, loss, 50 ft monsters, cities made of teeth & haunted people cos it's cheaper than therapy and less physically taxing than porno and is always talking about mental health at the most inopportune moments.

Sam can be found at most poetry nights in Bristol & co-produces Cult spoken-word night Milk Poetry.

CALLUM WENSLEY

Callum is a former Hammer & Tongue Bristol Slam finalist and is now a member of the Hammer & Tongue Bristol team.
Callum’s poetry has evolved over the last year as he has become a regular face on the Bristol and Bath scene. One minute you'll laugh, the next you will sob as part of an inevitable rhythm that is such a feature of his performances. Versatile with his content, Callum holds a conversation on stage through his memories, sense of humour and his take on society.

“Callum questions assumptions and common misconceptions around mental health and masculinity, twisting the answers deftly, with a blend of humour and warmth making you feel like you found an old friend you can talk to about anything” – Sam Grudgings

EVE PIPER

Manchester bred Eve Piper is an emerging poet sinking her roots into Bristol ground. During her time at the University of Bristol she was president of the Spoken Word Society. She was specially selected to take part in the Words First project run by BBC 1xtra and the Roundhouse, wherein she was mentored by Chris Redmond (Tongue Fu) and Harry Baker. She has performed all around Bristol, including at the Tobacco Factory Theatres, supporting Hollie McNish.

MAYA BLACKWELL

Maya's beautiful words stand out a mile, with musical cadence and softly spoken, delightfully crafted poetry.
When she's not busy making home-grown Hip-Hop for Rooted Records, you may find her dancing through all corners of Bristol musing at the skyscape, crafting wonderful word-jazz and sipping on a mighty fine Earl Grey.

DOORS OPEN (to the basement room of Café Kino) AT 18:45!
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/see-change-fundraiser-a-night-of-spoken-word-folk-music-more-tickets-53350726459 Your money goes straight to See Change. Pinky swear.

Earlier Event: December 14
HOUND Poetry Night
Later Event: December 17
Life Drawing