On Thursday 24 May, A Happy Event and Hammer & Tongue teamed up for a night of poetry and illustration event at Mr Wolfs.
The night celebrated the launch of 'Beam', a collaborative poetry and illustration zine. I had the joy of hosting and my poetry was included in the zine too. The night included performances from poets included in the zine and and open mic. Most of the poets and illustrators included in the booklet were UWE Bristol students and it was awesome to celebrate all their work.
The open mic included a range of brand new and experienced performers both students and local poets. During the break, we turned the lights on and turned the stage into an exhibition space so that attendees can read the poems and see the illustrations up close.
The whole evening was an absolute pleasure, it was great to celebrate with everyone and meet the awesome talented students that study at City Campus at UWE.
Thank you so much to everyone who came along. There will definitely more poetry events coming up with The Students' Union at City Campus. If you want to find out more about the poetry scene in Bristol, join the Hammer and Tongue Bristol Facebook Group where local promoters share all the events going on in this wonderful city.