We're back at The Fiddlers Elbow on Wednesday 8th May with Ric Flo, Yazzie Min, Annie Rockston & Open Mic!
Anton Nutty P Flanders will be dropping the bangers as always!
Doors : 6.30pm
Show : 7:30-10pm
Nutty P : 10-11pm
Open Mic Etiquette - Please adhere to these guidelines so as many people as possible have the chance to share.
1. Sign Up on arrival from 6:30pm
2. State name and piece
3. One piece / Maximum of three minutes
As one third of up-and-coming dynamic hip-hop collective Jungle Brown, Ric Flo is no stranger to the UK rap scene. Delivering eloquent bars to the sound of J Dilla-inspired beats in one tune, only to surprise you with Soulection vibes in the
next, Ric Flo is in a league of his own and is quickly becoming a name to look out for. Growing up in foster care in Bournemouth, the art of rap, photography and graphic design became therapeutic mediums of introspection and tools for self-expression as well as connection with others. Driven by relentless curiosity, Ric experiments with different creative arts but finds music his home. His debut album, ‘A Boy Called Ric’,
is a reflective journey about his life in foster care and has resonated greatly with the underrepresented and undervalued community.
Yazzie Min is a spoken word artist and shares her poetry as a way to amplify important issues, as well a way to release & a voice for those whose voices are not being heard. Her latest piece about race in the UK 'TASTE' was released just this month and performed live on BBC Radio London.
Yazzie first began sharing her poetry after her ongoing volunteer work to refugee camps in Calais.
She is also founder of the Stand for Humanity movement, an initiative she started to get people waking up to the power that lies within them as individuals to make change, through making pledges for humanity.
As part of the movement she holds open mic events to nurture all types of creativity and expression; to encourage sharing for joy not perfection. All proceeds go to refugees in Calais and provides the space for attendees to make pledges for humanity together. She recently did a TEDx talk on the movement featuring one of her spoken word pieces "European Shores" as the opener.
See here: https://youtu.be/Esd7_afR0h4
Since then she has worked with the likes of Warner Music, Sofar Sounds and MIND mental health charity and her work has been featuring on BBC radio London, Timeout London and MTV. Yazzie is also a life coach with a background in psychology and works with her clients in one to one sessions to help them to reconnect with themselves through various techniques, as well as holding group workshops.
After taking part in social justice workshop 'Voices that Shake', Annie began to perform her poetry in February 2013. Since then she has performed at venues such as The House of Commons, LoveBox and the Mayor of London's Office. Her poetry featured in an exhibition at the national poetry library- the largest public collection of modern poetry in the world. She has further been nominated by international poet Zena Edwards as one of the best of UK's new poetic talent. Annie's poems are designed to empower and challenge perceptions. Having worked in the youth sector and studied a Masters in Human Rights. Annie understands how it feels like to not have a voice, and hopes her poems can empower audiences to speak out and build a more loving community.
Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is an independent project which aims to break down stigma attached to mental health and widen the conversation by discussing it through Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry. We host spirited, powerful events showcasing the best of up and coming talent as well as established artists from the worlds of Spoken Word and Hip Hop, for us to come together and discuss the difficult realities of mental health.
Poetry Prescribed [Partner]
Poetry Prescribed deliver therapeutic workshops promoting poetry as a self healing tool, and an effective way to manage mental health and wellbeing. Poetry has the ability to inspire thought, expression and creativity. We believe that through poetry we can connect to self, others, and our communities.