Newcastle’s premiere spoken word and poetry night returns to Cobalt Studios for the march edition of Born Lippy. Wales’ Evrah Rose headlines on Wednesday 13th with support from Grey Tapes, Kath Tanney, Silvar Laidlow, Tony Gadd and Amy Wardley.
Headliner Evrah Rose is a justice driven performance poet who’s work is a fusion of no-nonsense realism, social injustice and hard-hitting truths set to offering a thought-provoking experience. Hailing from Wrexham, Evrah has been an Action for Arts, Resident Artist, BBC Sesh contributor. Her debut poetry collection is going to be published by Verve Poetry Press launching Autumn 2019.
Having loved some recent releases (Something New and Do It Right in particular), I’m very excited to see what Grey Tapes bring to the event. Although slightly disappointed they’ll not be doing the aforementioned tunes, I don’t think anyone will mind ‘settling’ for a tribute set to the legendary A Tribe Called Quest. With an open mic cypher for MCs also part of proceedings, who knows who might pop up and give their best Q-Tip inspired performance.
Many wouldn’t expect Silvar Laidlow to find himself on a poetry night. Given the rapper’s penchant for more pop-infused hip-hop especially in recent work with his partner Sharna professionally known as He Knows She Knows. With recent personal tragedies, Silvar has channeled the energy into something positive in phenomenal fashion. Having earned this paid performance slot at the last Born Lippy event with an emotional tribute to his Father, expect a more personal and introspective set from the veteran artist.
As always there is also the monthly poetry slam, which Silvar won last time around, to earn a paid set at the next Born Lippy. Tickets are £6 on the door which open at 7pm. There are no advance tickets. For more information check the Facebook event page.