Lit Up is back!
Venue: The ARC, 7 Donegall Street Place, 7 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FN (map)
Date: Thursday 19th March
The monthly poetry event with a twist: Lit Up encourages readers to read poems that have inspired them or that they cherish. There will be two selected headliners and an open mic. To perform at the open mic just put your name down on the night, you can also read your own work but Lit Up does encourage other peoples’ poems as well.
The payment of £5 at the door goes to Community Arts Partnership and the wonderful work they do.
This month the guest poets are David Braziel and Mel Bradley
Mel Bradley is a Spoken Word Artist/Performance Poet, writer, burlesque & drag performer, multimedia artist, designer, actor, general show-off/know-it-all creative genius with the attention span of a gnat. Two time ACNI supported artist and outspoken queer feminist performer with a candid voice and an unhealthy obsession with the Virgin Mary. Has performed at various festivals and venues from the Bogside Inn to the Royal Albert Hall via Stendhal, Body & Soul, Open House, Edinburgh Fringe and Paris Lit Up.
David is a poet, writer and performer, three times winner of the Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam and a regional and national finalist in the All Ireland Poetry Slam. David has hosted and performed shows at the Lingo Festival in Dublin and on the “Live from the Sunflower” comedy showcase broadcast on BBC Radio. In 2015 David supported spoken word artist Polar Bear at the Aspects Festival in Bangor. David’s first collection of poems “I Am Not a Poet – And Other Poems” was published in 2015 and his one-person show “Too Big for Words” was performed in Belfast in 2017. He is currently working on a new show with the support of a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
If you would like to read at the event contact firstname.lastname@example.org