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Find the Right Words: Jasmine Gardosi and Adele Hampton

Jasmine Gardosi likes to write about weird things in unweird places – kind of like her, everywhere. She is the current Cheltenham Poetry Festival Slam Champion, last year’s Mix It Up Midlands Slam Champion and one of the winners of the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, was shortlisted for Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 and was a finalist in the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize for Performance 2015. Adele Hampton was a member of the Washington DC...

Duration: 00:41:10

Episode 7 Keisha Thompson and Ben Norris

The final Find the Right Words of 2016, hosted by Jess Green. This is an edited but uncensored version of the night. Ben Norris is an actor and writer. In 2013 he became the UK All-Star Poetry Slam Champion and has since performed his spoken-word across the country, from Latitude Festival to the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. His work has been broadcast across BBC radio, his first poetry pamphlet was published in 2014 and his debut solo show, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Family‘, won...

Duration: 00:49:22

Episode 5 Hannah Davies and Kevin Gilday

The Find the Right Words podcast returns with a champion to kick off the latest episode. Multiple champion really. Hannah Davies is the 2016 Great Northern Slam Champion, 2016 York Anti-Slam Champion, she won the Bristol Poetry Open all round champion really, as well as actor and playwright. ​ Hosts Jess Green and Toby Campion both perform new poems, and along with this month's speed poem by Clare Abbott there are two open mic performances. ​ In case the night felt short of...

Duration: 00:55:08

Episode 4 Buddy Wakefield

For the (current) end of season finale, a slightly different format for Find the Right Words with Buddy Wakefield headlining the whole second half. On his previous visits to Leicester (he's been taught how to say it properly) Buddy say it the nights ended up being ...weird. How would this one turn out? ​ Having ditched his job and possessions to to head out performing across the United States, Buddy has gone on to be World Slam Champion and tour the world, as well as releasing books and...

Duration: 00:38:44

Episode 3: Talia Randall And Kate Fox

Sometimes over the course of a night, a theme naturally emerges, either by chance, or sparked by events and news around us. The open mic slots are often where our local poets share a poem that has been written that week or that day in response to the world around them. This episode a theme of different voices emerged. Those from different places, different backgrounds, and those not heard enough. Our first headliner, Talia Randall, was previewing new material for her upcoming show...

Duration: 00:51:19

Find The Right Words Podcast - Hello

This is an introduction to Find the Right Words. Find The Right Words is a poetry and rap night in Leicester which each month features two of the most exciting performers from around the UK. There are also 10 open mic spots to local acts and the challenge for an audience member to write and perform a poem based on suggestions from the audience. On this monthly podcast Jess Green introduces a selection of poems from the open mic spots and highlights from the headliners.

Duration: 00:03:33