Midlands Mix-Up with Leanne Moden & Jamie Thrasivoulou
Monday 9th May
7pm - 9.30pm
Antenna - 9A, Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ
Incredible Midlands talent headlines our three-part event series.
At Midlands Mix-Up events, two poets from three cities – Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham – showcase their own poetry and nominate a ‘Poet to Watch’ from their hometown.
Leanne Moden is a poet, performer and educator, based in Nottingham. She’s performed at events across the UK and Europe, including recent sets at WOMAD Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sofar Sounds, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight, as well as shows in Estonia and Spain. Leanne performed at the TEDx WOMEN event at UCL in 2016, and was a semi-finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam in 2019. She is currently working on her first full-length theatre show, Skip, Skip, Skip, which is about identity, music and belonging, and her second pamphlet of poetry, ‘Get Over Yourself’ was published by Burning Eye Books in 2020.
Leanne’s Poet to Watch: Northern Annie
Jamie Thrasivoulou is an award-winning writer, poet, lyricist, and educator from Derby. He was the vocalist in the band In-Flight Program (2003-2013). His work has been published in: The Morning Star, Low Light Magazine, The Arsonist, Glove and Here Comes Everyone. Silhouette Press published his debut collection ‘The Best Of A Bad Situation’ in 2017. His second collection ‘Our Man’ was published through Burning Eye Books in July 2019. ‘Our Man’ was also toured as a one-man show at the Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, and Buxton 2019 Fringe festivals. In the past Jamie has toured all over the UK performing at literary festivals and events including: Outspoken at the 100 Club, The Everyman Theatre, The Old Rep Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Verve Poetry Festival, and The Other Place (RSC Venue). He’s performed alongside many highly acclaimed artists such as: Linton Kwesi Johnson, Helen Mort, John Agard, and Salena Godden.
Jamie’s Poet to Watch: Rory Aaron
Host: Georgina Wilding, our former Creative Director
(An NPF Event)