Spoken word. Older voices. No holds barred.

A truly inspiring, heart-warming, fuck yes of an evening.
Audience member

SpitFire Manifesto:
Representation creates integration!

SpitFire is an online, intergenerational poetry event curated to counter the youth-centric nature of much of today’s spoken word scene.

SpitFire aims to provide a platform to amplify the diverse talents, voices and experiences of older women and non-binary artists, and by doing so open up the artform to new audiences and potential performers.

SpitFire seeks to create fertile ground in which cross-generational understanding and conversations can take root and grow.

SpitFire returns! Though conceived as a one-off event, the first SpitFire was so successful and the audience response was so positive that we decided to produce more! In future (funding permitting) my creative team and I hope to run a whole series of SpitFire events, as well as associated creative writing workshops to help you unlock your own inner spitfire.

‘Loved it. More more more please!’

-Anon, audience feedback.

‘Amazing, Thankyou so much for creating this platform for such a diverse range of voices. A truly inspiring, heart-warming, fuck yes of an evening. Looking forward to many more, and maybe a live show one day!

-Ali, audience feedback

‘Brilliant event, one of the best I’ve attended this year. Definitely a need for more older kickass female and enby voices. Would definitely attend again. Thank you.’

-Anon, audience feedback

Watch this space for further details. All current events are on my events page, and you can sign up to my newsletter to be kept in the loop.

SpitFire was created as part of my Dry Season project, and is supported and funded by Arts Council England, with further support from Bristol Ferment and Apples and Snakes.