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Word Life - December

Word Life - December

With Inua Ellams, Sally Jenkinson, Dominie Hooper & open mike

Shows: Friday 7th December, 7.30pm at Handmade in Bradford, 1 Tyrrel Street, Bradford, BD1 1RU

Tickets: £5
Call 01274 233200 or email

‘A fantastically entertaining evening’ The Yorkshire Post

Word Life is one of Yorkshire’s leading literature organisations and runs events, workshops and publications.

‘One of the purveyors of the new literary night out’ The Independent

Inua Ellams

Inua Ellams is an award winning poet, playwright and performer; a writer with a style influenced by classic literature and hip hop, by Keats as it is by MosDef. Rooted in a love for rhythm and language, he crosses 18th century romanticism and traditional story telling with contemporary diction, loose rhythm and rhyme. 

2009 saw the debut of his first  play - The 14th Tale, which toured nationally, scooping a prestigious Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before returning to London for a sold-out run at the Cottesloe, National Theatre. His 2nd play ‘Untitled’ toured nationally for 30 dates including 2 weeks at Soho Theatre in October 2010. 

Sally Jenkinson

Sally Jenkinson is a poet who lives in Bristol, but grew up in Doncaster, where they say poem like this: ‘poym’. Her debut collection Sweat-borne Secrets was released this summer through Burning Eye books.

She has performed at festivals and spoken word nights around the country, including Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Bristol Poetry Festival, The Big Chill, Shambala, Boomtown, and BBC Radio 4’s Wondermentalist Cabaret. She runs the very lovely Bristol-based open mic night Poetry Pulpit with Liz Greenfield, and is Bristol co-ordinator of National spoken word organisation Hammer & Tongue.

Dominie Hooper

Dominie Hooper is a singer/songwriter based in Bristol whos plays subtle heart wrenching acoustic music.

Open Mic

This is a chance for you to come up and read some poems/prose/comedy/music. Email to sign up for your slot.

How to find us

Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, Bradford

Post code for Sat Navs: BD7 1NX

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