Presence: Poetry & Acoustic Night with Open Mic

18:00 - 21:30
Dec 1st 2019

Join us for Presence; a monthly poetry & live music event where spirituality, creativity and social change meet through the arts.

For more information contact Sukina Douglas on
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Presence: Poetry & Acoustic Night with Open Mic

Join us for second instalment of our new poetry & live music event where spirituality, creativity and social change meet through the arts.

Hosted in our sacred space in the heart of the city we welcome you to gather with us as we use spoken word, song, storytelling and live art to share and express ourselves and come to know one other through creativity.

Each Presence will have a particular focus,  this month we will explore the themes of home & belonging.

There will be an open mic space and performers are welcome to respond to the theme or share whatever is in their hearts. This is your space.

If you are a performance artist, your voice and words are welcome here

And of course if you just want to be present in the audience to enjoy the performances you are welcome!

Event Details:

Doors Open: 6pm (Sign up for Open Mic)

Open Mic Starts: 6:30pm

We look forward to welcoming you at Presence

For more information please contact Sukina at



Sukina  is a Poet, Spoken-Word artist, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator and Event Organiser and co-founder of Muslim female Hip Hop duo, Poetic Pilgrimage. She has facilitated creative writing workshops across the world empowering communities to use the written word as a tool for dialogue and as a means for accessing their authentic voice.  She has played an intrinsic role within the British Muslim creative community as a performer and events organiser and has toured around the world sharing her work. She was the Project Manager of a Muslim Sufi centre in London called Rumi’s Cave where she organised courses, lectures, workshops and retreats. Her work has been featured on the BBC News, World Service, ITV, Channel 4 and Al Jazeera and has been written about in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, The Independent and many other international media outlets. In March 2015 Al Jazeera screened a documentary about her group called Hip Hop Hijabis.Sukina holds a she holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and Caribbean Studies and is currently pursuing an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.