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12th December The Bell Inn Walcot Street Bath
Doors Open at 7pm Entrance £4
Open mic slots book on the door

Headliner Leilah King

Leilah King is a half-Iranian queer footballer, mental health advocate, and stand-up poet. Her debut poetry collection Midnight Picnics in Tehran was published by Burning Eye Books. Her new collection We Are Hungry for Androgyny is recently out with Polari Press.

She is the co-founder and host of Time of the Month Open Mic. A nurturing and supportive performance space for female/ trans/nonbinary/GNC performers in Bristol
Leilah’s poetry is inspired by her Iranian heritage. Leilah’s mum is from Shiraz. Her grandfather was a notable Ayatollah, writer and poet. Leilah spent many childhood summers in bustling Tehran and wandering the beautiful parks in the city of poets, Shiraz. Today, Leilah’s work interweaves themes of patriarchy, discrimination and mental health, in reference to her experience as a gender non-conforming queer woman.
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Make A Poetry Film Workshop with Helen Dewbery

Start 2024 learning how to make a poetry film!

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is for anyone who is interested in poetry film or who is wanting to take their first steps towards it.

Online via Zoom over two Saturday mornings 10am to 1pm

Dates: Saturday 13th and 20th January 2024
Cost: Full price £28. Pay-what-you-can also available

What will the workshop cover?

On this two half day workshop we will:

 Get inspired by looking at some of the many different styles, genres, and types of
poetry film.
 Identify similarities between film and poetry and what putting these together can
 Discuss in detail how to make a poetry film and then have a chance to make your
 There will be lots of practical hints and tips as well as detailed handouts.

Helen Dewbery has taught poetry film extensively, in person and online. Her work has appeared internationally at poetry and film festivals, where she has also presented talks and curations. For seven years she delivered a programme of poetry film events at Poetry Swindon Festival, including events in the community and an outdoor projection.

Editor at Poetry Film Live and poetry film editor at Spelt Magazine

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ArtPort is a vibrant, multi-arts festival that takes place annually in the unique and historic location of Portishead, on the North Somerset coast. Now in our third year, we continue to grow, this year adding classical music, spoken word, specially commissioned original film and much more to our roster of events.


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