27 Nov 2015
6:45 - 9pm
Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London, EC1R 3GA
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Free Word are running a spoken word competition for UK-based young spoken word artists aged 18-24.
The Time Is Now! Join us in getting younger voices heard.
This December, Paris will host the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21). These are the crunch talks in negotiating the vital international agreements in the battle against climate change. Free Word are joining forces with arts organisations around the world to wake people up to what is at stake in Paris, and are running a spoken word competition on the issue of climate change for UK-based spoken word artists aged 18 - 24. All entries will join a global campaign encouraging people to take action on climate change.
5 artists shortlisted by our panel of judges - Nabeelah Shabbir, editor of the Guardian’s 'Keep it in the Ground' campaign, Selina Nwulu, the new Young Poet Laureate for London, and Simon Barraclough, a page and performance poet fresh from his residence at UCL's Surrey-based Mullard Space Science Laboratory - will come to Free Word to perform alongside some of the professionals.