The Rainbow Fish Speak Easy is a much beloved spoken word poetry night for Yeovil, with open mic slots available for anyone with an original poem to share. The event, hosted by BBC Somerset poet Liv Torc, is fun, funny, tender and tremendous; with tips for successfully navigating the human condition in all its luminous, ludicrous and lunatic dimensions.
The show comes out of Take Art's 'performance poetry on prescription' Word/Play project, which helps adults with mental health or learning challenges find new ways to talk about their lives. Along with an open mic and a short performance from the latest Word/Play group, each Rainbow Fish Speak Easy features an exciting poetry headliner.
In February we are thrilled to welcome back (by popular request) former Grand High Bard of Exeter Jackie Juno, a tender, sensuous, comedic poet, known for her dynamic stage presence, exciting TEDx talks and musical movement tangents. She is a multiple slam winner, including the prestigious Glastonbury Festival Slam 2017, Plymouth Literary Festival slam (2017) and the Green Gathering slam (2016). Jackie was a contender in the National Poetry Slam Finals at the Albert Hall, 2018.
"Jackie Juno is the arts school, leopard skin wearing rock chick. Her poetry hits you like a slap in the face from a pink handbag." Lucy English, Performance poet and novelist
Jackie is stepping into replace Thommie Gillow.
Open Mic Poets
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an open mic slot or take your chances and just turn up.