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Crosswords is a fab little spoken word open mic night that takes place in the caves underneath the Malt Cross Pub on St James’ Street. There are plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In February, our featured performer is the fantastic Birmingham-based performer, Lexia Tomlinson!
Lexia is a poet, actress and spoken word artist who delivers captivating performances. Her work engages audiences with its unabashed honesty wrapped-up in metaphors; she loves writing about the personal and socio-political issues in life, her main ethos is “the social is political and the political is social but everything is personal”. She has opened for the likes of Buddy Wakefield (A Choir of Honest Killers tour) and curtain raised for a Kate Tempest play (Hopelessly Devoted), a 2017 Roundhouse Slam Semi-Finalist she is now concentrating on delivering excellent headliners, like she has done, at events and festivals such as Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Wychwood, Verve, Evidently and Headspace.
Arrive at Crosswords from 7:30pm on the night to book your short open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen – everyone’s welcome! Entry is £2 per person and refreshments are available.
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