Consulting Slam Producer: Write Down Speak Up

Write Down Speak up is a collective of poets from Birmingham pulled together by former Birmingham Poets Laureate, Giovanni Esposito (aka Spoz) and Richard Grant (aka Dreadlockalien). They are a not for profit organisation and were formed from the ashes of Colour Free Visions poetry. They are committed to bringing poetry and spoken word, in all their forms, to young people as well as more “mature” would-be writers in the West Midlands… and beyond!


Venue Partner: The Drum

The Drum is the national centre for Black British arts and culture, dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and culture of British African, Asian and Caribbean communities. Through its various initiatives, The Drum strives to be a centre of national and international renown firmly rooted within its local community. It is a place where contemporary Black arts flourish and are enjoyed, nurturing and broadening the appreciation of these arts for audiences and participants from the whole community – Black and White.  The Drum offers programmes, training and education initiatives that are supportive of contemporary Black arts practice.