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WORD UP In association with Commonword

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Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm | Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG | Entrance: £3.00

word upA night of poetry and word play in the anachronistically intimate setting of Three Minute Theatre, hosted by the dilapidated Steph Pike and featuring:

Maya Chowdhry, Clare Shaw, Heena Patel and Hayles Photos.

Maya Chowdhry is a poet and inTer-aCtive artist, her poetry is infused and influenced through her creating work for radio, film and theatre. Her poetry is published in The Seamstress and the Global Garment (Crocus), many anthologies, including Healing Strategies for Women at War, and in magazines such as Ambit. She has won many accolades for her work, including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. She is currently exploring impermanence and exhibiting haiku sewn in cress. Maya has performed at various events nationally and internationally including: Manchester Literature Festival, Wales Millennium Centre and Kala Sangam.

Clare Shaw has had two collections of poetry published by Bloodaxe – ‘Straight Ahead’ in 2006, and ‘Head On’ in 2012

“Clare Shaw has risen from a past that many would bury. Instead, she carves chunks from her experience, crafts them into poetry and throws them out to the world, both challenging and informing. Her ability is consummate, and with an unexpected line creates a shudder, a thrill or laughter turning the tone of her work in a new direction. When she reads her poetry, the power of the words infuse with her own dynamism giving a supreme performance. Buy her collections or hear her read – either way it is highly rewarding”

Heena Patel – Wulfrunian. Trade Unionist. Humourist. Thinker. Notetaker. Reluctant Equality and Diversity Officer.

Hayles Photo’s visual/audio work tis an exploration of loss in mother and baby homes of women who forcibly had their children taken from them . She uses still life images of children’s clothes together with audio as a way of portraying loss.

Open mic included

To book an open mic slot -mail Steph at spikewords@hotmail.co.uk or leave a message on the facebook page

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