Young Identity are Manchester’s finest young spoken word performers, working in partnership with Contact for the last 10 years. Join us for a boisterous night of poetry and music.
One Mic Stand is centred around a Poetry Slam, in which 10 poets are given only 3 minutes each to wow the audience with their lyrical mastery and charismatic delivery to battle it out to gain the top spot and win the grand prize of £50!
A hotbed of upcoming talent, this edition features performance artist, educator, playwright, director and personal trainer Kat François and Manchester-based singer/song-writer Rowan Lark.
Kat Francois is a BBC and World poetry slam champion. Her play Raising Lazarus, on Caribbean soldiers in WW1, tours internationally. Kat teaches dance, poetry, drama and performance skills and contributes to BBC Radio’s Front Row and Woman’s Hour.
Rowan Lark will be performing a live music set with her band. Rowan’s music is heavily influenced by Latin sounds (having grown up in Spain) and also fuses jazz, soul and folk.
This is a mixed unreserved seated and standing show. Presented by Young Identity and Contact.