WORD! is the longest running poetry and spoken 
word night in the Midlands.

Based at the Y Theatre, Leicester, it takes place on the first Tuesday of every month, between 8.00 and 10.30pm. The evening is composed of an open mic, followed by a booked act.

WORD!...with Michael Brome

Tuesday April 4th, 2017

8pm (performers 7pm) £4/£7

Michael Brome is a spoken word artist, mentor and workshop facilitator based in the East Midlands (Leicester). He has performed widely – from music and literature festivals to comedy clubs, from cultural venues such as Camden Jazz CafĂ© and New Arts Exchange to universities, theatres and day centres for senior citizens. In 2007 he was a contributing artist to the ‘Freedom Showcase’ a spoken word show for the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade cultural series and since then has been invited to do writing commissions for Cultivate, Writing East Midlands, Curve Theatre and many more. He also went on to win a national competition, the Spoken Word Commission initiated by Baroness Lola Young in collaboration with Renaissance One which resulted in a performance showcase at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 2016 he performed at the British Library at a one-day festival of literature, and he was a featured writer in Leicester’s BHM season, including a shared event with Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze (Poets On The Verandah) at Hansom Hall.

Michael uses his writing and oratory as a means to inspire young people to make changes to their lives and their prospects, and this has resulted in education projects with HMP Leicester, Phoenix Arts Centre, De-Montfort Hall, Peepul Centre and Nottingham Playhouse. He makes poetry accessible to old and young alike.

“One of the foremost spoken word artists in the East Midlands’ Writing East Midlands at the Writers Industry Conference


Masterclass with Michael...

The Y Theatre, 4-6pm, April 4th.

Responding to demand, this season we are continuiing to trial a series of headline act led, masterclasses.

Performance Skills - A masterclass with Michael Brome.

Discover a range of insights and exercises on using voice, themes and performance techniques to engage, and win over, an audience. Hone your skills, develop your networks and move forward with a group of like minded artists.

To sign up to masterclass with Michael, email secretagentartist@hotmail.com

Places are currently being subsidised by WORD! so priced at £5 concessions/ £10 full rate.