Speech Bubble performer

Be inspired at LU Arts’ performance poetry night

Speech Bubble offers a chance for students, staff and members of the public (18+) to watch student performers and professional poets in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The event is part of the Happy Mondays programme and will be running on 21 March, from 7.30pm in The Lounge, within the Students’ Union.

Speech Bubble Coordinator and third year Drama with Business student Yash Chawla will be your host for the night, as well as performing himself. He will be joined by professional poets Matt Abbott and Esther Koch.

Matt 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. 

Yash added: “Come along to a captivating evening of spoken word to witness an incredible line-up of performers. Everyone is welcome – whether you are familiar with spoken word or not. If you are looking for a poetry fix, your quest ends here.”

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.

Tickets are £5 general admission or free for students and can be booked here.