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Born Lippy Presents


A performance lecture from author and poet, Pete 'The Temp' Bearder.

Plus Poetry performance by TAHIRA REHMAN & followed by post-show Q&A Panel Discussion 'What is the future of Spoken Word'

Saturday 18 September 2021, 1.30pm - 4pm.


A booking fee of 6.5% + £0.49 per sold ticket will apply when booking a ticket online through our Eventbrite platform; booking fees may vary when booking through other third party sites. You will not be charged a booking fee when booking in person at Gosforth Civic Theatre.

As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.
Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.
Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his ground-breaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

'a fantastic piece of work' (Michael Rosen)
'this is the book we have all been waiting for' (Ian McMillan)
‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’ (Tongue Fu)
‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed’ (Raise the Bar)

All poets are invited to bring along any books, pamphlets or zines to sell at the event.


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