Join us for a relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry showcasing the best-spoken word talent on campus. As well as the open mic slots, Speech Bubble will feature professional poets Matt Abbott and Esther Koch.
Matt Abbott is a poet and activist from Wakefield. He fuses a contemporary take on kitchen-sink realism with socio-political commentary – focusing on the human side of issues. His debut collection ‘Two Little Ducks’ was published by Verve in 2018. He runs spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs.
Esther ‘Estie’ Koch is a spoken word poet from Salford. Her art reflects the community in which she lives and its shared challenges. In particular, she looks to advocate for a greater understanding of mental health and social inequality with her words.
This event is being organised by our Speech Bubble Co-ordinator for 2021/22, third year Drama with Business student Yash Chawla. Yash has been doing performance poetry for three years. He will be your host for the night as well as performing himself.
This event is open to everyone (18+) - students, staff and members of the public.
Open mic opportunity
Any Loughborough University student or staff member can perform at this event but please book a slot in advance as places are limited. All abilities are welcome so it doesn't matter if you've never performed your work before. We welcome performers from all backgrounds and you can expect a friendly and supportive audience on the night. Please fill out the online form if you are interested.
There is step-free access into the venue and gender-neutral, accessible toilets are available in the Students' Union. If you have any specific access needs then please let us know in advance via the booking form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please wear a facemask, unless you are exempt for medical reasons, and observe any social distancing measures in place in the Student's Union on the night. In order to avoid crowding we have reduced the capacity for this event.
Photography and/or filming may be taking place at this event. If you do not consent to your photo being taken/being filmed and used for publicity purposes, then please alert the photographer/videographer on the day.
Contact and booking details
- LU Arts
- Email address
- £5 General Admission/Free for students