Spoken word is being used across the world to galvanise communities and stimulate social activism.

This event will feature a range of exceptional performance poets who are working in a range of settings, dealing with themes such as the criminal justice system and prisons, to gender issues, race issues and experiences of migration, as well as some of the participants they have been working with.

Mixing performance, film, personal stories and provocation, the evening will delve into the power of spoken word in complex social settings.

Featuring poems and stories from Toni Stuart, Zena Edwards, Simon Mole, Indigo Williams and Femi Martin.

In partnership with Free Word.

Image © Amaal Said

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The Last Word Festival 2016

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