Breaking Boundaries Through Spoken Word and Theatre with jodY

With another intense year coming to an end we wrap up our 2021 Flow Feature series with the magnificent writer and performance poet, jodY. With his comedic energy coupled with his free-spirited personality, we have enjoyed seeing this creative evolve over the last year both on and off the stage. With aims to break bothContinue reading “Breaking Boundaries Through Spoken Word and Theatre with jodY”

Are We Witnessing the Resurgence of the UK’s Battle Rap Scene?

It’s no secret that UK battle rap isn’t quite what it used to be. Long gone are the days of Don’t Flop classics pitting the UK’s finest against the finest American talent from “across the pond”. A time that gave us all so many memorable moments and epic clashes including Shotty Horroh vs. Arsonal, TonyContinue reading “Are We Witnessing the Resurgence of the UK’s Battle Rap Scene?”

Wordplay & Flow: One’s to Watch 2022

Wordplay & Flow have handpicked a sensational selection of creatives across poetry and music that will continue paving the way for emerging artists with their inspiring stories, and the different ways that they have navigated their creative journey’s. There is never one way to get to the same destination, and these four creatives highlight thisContinue reading “Wordplay & Flow: One’s to Watch 2022”

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”

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”

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”

The Vortex Has Reopened!

Hold onto your seats and get ready to be blown away because on the 31st October, FLO Vortex makes its long-awaited return! Hosted by the multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter and poet, Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart, FLO Vortex became an instant success following its inception in 2014. Since then, the Vortex has welcomed poets, rappers andContinue reading “The Vortex Has Reopened!”

How Lashana Lynch Is Making History as the First Ever Female 007

There’s a new 007 in town and she’s exactly what the franchise needed. After decades of daring escapades, high-speed chases, action-packed blockbuster sequences, and intense showdowns reserved for the man they call Bond… James Bond, the 007 franchise finally has a female lead that is more than just the MI5 agent’s love interest. Lashana Lynch,Continue reading “How Lashana Lynch Is Making History as the First Ever Female 007”

Woodzy’s Poetic Journey From The Stage To Wembley Arena

From Sky Arts to Sky Sports, Woodzy [@WoodzyTweets] is showing how poetry and culture come together.