The Power of Healing Through Words with Kali Gld

Our 2021 Flow Feature series continues with the one and only Kali Gld. The musician, producer, and poet gave a magnificent performance at ATL’s Word On The Street’s debut open mic event earlier this year, and has so much more to come as the New Year approaches. The Jamaican-born creative is determined to make herContinue reading “The Power of Healing Through Words with Kali Gld”

Discover the Endless Creative Talents of Abdul-Ahad Patel

The term ‘hard worker’, reserved for an individual with an outstanding work ethic, is often used to describe and commend any individual that displays a keen and determined inclination for ‘going above and beyond’ to achieve their goals. And when it comes to spoken word artist, actor, and writer Abdul-Ahad Patel, I can think ofContinue reading “Discover the Endless Creative Talents of Abdul-Ahad Patel”

Three Local Theatres That Are Keeping Performing Arts Alive

Theatres are a crucial part of arts and culture in the UK and beyond. The pandemic hit the theatre industry hard, and now we’re moving forward we’re introducing you to three local theatres that are giving opportunities to the talents that deserve it whilst keeping performing arts alive and kicking. Kiln Theatre – Kilburn WinnerContinue reading “Three Local Theatres That Are Keeping Performing Arts Alive”

From Anuvahood to Sumotherhood: Find Out How You Can Be a Part of Adam Deacon’s Upcoming Action Comedy

Adam Deacon, best known for his role as Jay in 2006’s ‘Kidulthood’ and 2008’s ‘Adulthood’, is back for his second directorial outing next year with his film titled ‘Sumotherhood’, which is described as a “British urban action comedy”. Heather Basten Casting recently announced the upcoming project on their official Instagram page, declaring a UK nationwideContinue reading “From Anuvahood to Sumotherhood: Find Out How You Can Be a Part of Adam Deacon’s Upcoming Action Comedy”

Exploring the Poetic Rise of Maryam

Every so often, a very special poet comes along, graces the stage and reminds us here at Wordplay of exactly why we love this. In 2021, that poet has been none other than the graceful and incredibly gifted wordsmith, Maryam. Since her emergence, Maryam has wowed audiences with spellbinding wordplay and breathtaking manipulation of theContinue reading “Exploring the Poetic Rise of Maryam”

Birmingham Poets Set To Launch New Poetry Event Aiming To Empower

Birmingham based poet, author, and actor Ryan Sinclair is launching his very own spoken word event in his hometown. Empower Poetry aims to showcase the brilliant poets that Birmingham have to offer by giving them a new safe space to perform their art. Ryan was inspired to launch his new event after exploring the LondonContinue reading “Birmingham Poets Set To Launch New Poetry Event Aiming To Empower”

World Poetry Slam Champion Shares Urgent Address at Climate Summit in Scotland

The 2015 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion, Sudanese-American poet and activist, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud once again echoes the voices of the dispossessed at the 2021 climate summit in Scotland. The incredible ‘Emi’, whom took home the crown of World Poetry Champion in Washington, D.C., six years ago, is back with her palpably impassioned and thought-provokingContinue reading “World Poetry Slam Champion Shares Urgent Address at Climate Summit in Scotland”

The Creative Evolution Of Leyenda Speaks

As Black History Month draws to a close, we introduce the brilliant Leyenda Speaks to end it with the bang it needs. The 25-year-old spoken word poet and creative from South London launched his latest EP, Metamorphosis this year, and already has his eyes set on new heights. Since accepting that art and creative expressionContinue reading “The Creative Evolution Of Leyenda Speaks”

Five Poetry Competitions You Should Know About!

Here is a list of five poetry competitions you can enter now to win great cash prizes and the chance to have your poetry published: 1. Anthology Poetry Award 2021: Entries are now open for the Anthology Poetry Award, but be quick because the deadline is fast approaching. Poets have until the 31st October toContinue reading “Five Poetry Competitions You Should Know About!”

Caleb Femi Among Forward Prizes Winners 2021

It’s been a great year for arts and culture as we recover from the pandemic, and it’s been an even better year for poet Caleb Femi as he wins Best First Collection for his poetry publication, Poor. The 28 year-old poet, film-maker, and photographer from London has been praised for his debut poetry collection byContinue reading “Caleb Femi Among Forward Prizes Winners 2021”