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Dubrek Studios

Workshop: Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting with Jasmine Gardosi

Derby Poetry Festival's second in-person workshop for 2024 is a family-friendly affair. Join us and the insanely talented Jasmine Gardosi for ‘Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting’.

Workshop: Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting with Jasmine Gardosi
Workshop: Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting with Jasmine Gardosi

Time & Location

05 Oct 2024, 13:00 – 15:00

Dubrek Studios, 67 Bridge St, Derby DE1 3LB, UK

About the event

Workshop: Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting with Jasmine Gardosi

Dubrek Studios, 67 Bridge St, Derby DE1 3LB

1 pm - 3 pm

Derby Poetry Festival's second in-person workshop for 2024 is a family-friendly affair. Join us and the insanely talented Jasmine Gardosi for ‘Beastbox Poetry and Tongue Twisting’. We’ll be using language as our playground as we mess with words and make our own rhythms, tongue twisters and beatbox poems. This workshop is about having fun and learning something new.

Places on this workshop are limited, so booking is essential.

Ticket Options:

At Derby Poetry Festival, we aim to make our events and workshops as accessible as possible, so everyone can take part. Which is why we have 3 ticket options available. 'Event Ticket - Supported' is a discounted rate ticket for those on a lower income to still be able to access the event. Our standard ticket is the normal rate of the event, and goes towards paying our artists, accessibility coordinators and associated fees with holding the festival. Our Pay It Forward ticket option is for those who wish to contribute towards the supported tickets, as well as attending the event. This helps us provide more supported tickets and host bigger and better events that everyone can access. Each ticket option allows you the same access to the event.

About Jasmine Gardosi

Jasmine Gardosi is the Birmingham Poet Laureate and Honorary Doctor of Letters. She is a multiple slam champion, beatboxer, winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry and winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2023. Her work exploring identity, LGBTQ issues and mental health has appeared on Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival, Symphony Hall and BBC. She was featured on Sky Arts' BAFTA-winning show Life & Rhymes and her poem about the pandemic, filmed on a rollercoaster, was broadcast across America on PBS. She was recently invited by the British Embassy in Tallinn to headline Estonia’s historic, first-ever queer poetry slam for Baltic Pride.

She is a previous Writer in Residence at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, Poet in Residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and BBC Arts Young Creative. Her poetry/beatbox/Celtic dubstep show ‘Dancing To Music You Hate’ explores gender identity and was commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. After premiering to standing ovations, it won Best Spoken Word Show in the Saboteur Awards and its titular track was performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, broadcast on BBC Four. Following a sold-out show at Symphony Hall, the show toured the UK this summer.

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About Derby Poetry Festival

Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby in the autumn. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bring excellent work to the city.

Previous headliners include Terrance Hayes, Raymond Antrobus, Rachel Long, Linton Quasi Johnson, recent T S Elliott winner Joelle Taylor and Shivanee Ramlochan.

We host a range of performances, workshops, slams and panel discussions for all ages in partnership with many venues in the city including: Quad, Derby Museums, Derby Theatre and Derby Libraries. Supported by Arts Council England and Derby City Council.

Tickets

  • Jasmine Gardosi Workshop

    From £7.00 to £15.00
    • £7.00
    • £12.00
    • £15.00

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