Eclectic and ever-changing line-up of Spoken Word (and sometimes musical) talent from Luton, London and further afield.
MP Yamfam: Prepare to be entertained, educated and enlightened by Soul Food Poetry's very own Mp Yamfam. Slam champ extraordinaire and proud member of the greatest energy curators (SFP), ‘He doesn't just do Poetry... He does it well!'
Sidney Belony: A writer and director, from Luton. Sidney's writing has been performed at Theatre Royal Stratford East and Bunker Theatre. Her short play, 'Box of Bottles' was commissioned by Burn Bright and performed live online. Sidney is part of Soho Theatre Writers' Lab. Alongside writing, Sidney works on community-focused arts projects.
Tre Ventour: A Northamptonian writer-poet, curator and race + Black history educator. Much of his work centres around race, identity, Black history and issues relating to social justice. He has had articles published in regional journalism and online blogs, including Northampton Chronicle, Diverse Educators and Wonkhe and been featured in the national press and on radio.
Bekki May: Long time Luton resident, erstwhile singer of the Adenoids and fresh out of a national crisis. Bekki has the mind of a lawyer, the wisdom of the ages and a proper punk attitude. An almost perfect combination.
Alan Neilson: Having retired from music and live performances ten years ago, Alan was re-inspired to write songs with his oldest friend, lyricist Kevan Faulkner. The words born out of Kevan's exploration into automatism and vers libre, resulted in Alan writing the songs for the forthcoming album ‘Rockets In the Trees’. Some of the songs will be played live for the first time at the Hat Factory.
Bar opens at 6pm and doors open at 7pm
Running Time: 150 minutes