Join us for the launch Presence; a monthly poetry & live music event where spirituality, creativity and social change meet through the arts.
Presence: Poetry & Acoustic Night with Open Mic
Join us for the launch of a monthly poetry & live music event where spirituality, creativity and social change meet through the arts.
Hosted in a 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 connect with each other.
Each month we will use the space to explore meaningful themes and use our creativity to respond. This months theme we will explore the earth, our relationship to it and our response to the conversations around the climate.
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, if you just want to be present in the audience then bring an open heart and if you are interested in gaining the confidence and skills to write then join our writing workshops that will take place every month.
Poetry Writing Workshop 4-6pm (optional)
Each month before the Open Mic night there will be a poetry writing workshop led by Sukina Pilgrim where we will do various writing exercises to engage with the themes of the night. The workshops are for those who want to join in the creative conversation but don’t have poems that address the subject or for those who are seasoned writers who want explore and expand on their creativity in a safe space.
Pre-Open Mic Workshop: 4-6pm
Doors Open: 7pm
Open Mic Starts: 7:30pm
We look forward to welcoming you at Presence
For more information please contact Sukina at email@example.com
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.
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