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Come Rhyme With Me: Spring 2017

Enjoy a night of rhyming with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger alongside a menu of performers chosen for their wit, wisdom and ability to move you. 

Tickets with food: £12 (recommended) | without food £8 (you'll wish you had)

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Sat 1 Apr (Show starts 8.30pm. Bar & Bokit'La menu available from 6pm)

Venue: Café gallery

The UK’s most delicious spoken word event is back in London in partnership with Ovalhouse. Hosted by Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger, warmly welcoming audiences from all walks of life to a feast of the finest poets, lyricists and musicians.


Open mic: there are six 3 min slots only - arrive early to secure your spot on the mic.

Starter: Anita Barton-Williams
An up and coming poet to whet your appetite.

Anita is a poet and producer. Her poetry explores both lived and shared experiences of Black British womanhood. She was part of The Roundhouse poetry collective 2015-2016, and is now a Roundhouse Resident Artist and a member of Barbican Young Poets. She is also the founder of Heaux Noire, the UK’s first open mic night for Women of Colour that aims to provide a platform and safe space for WoC to share their work. @darianoire

Main Course: Amy León 
A poet to sink teeth into and digest slowly.

Amy is a musician, poet, educator, and activist from Harlem. She performs frequently all over New York and has toured numerous times across the UK performing in collaboration with the likes of the BBC, Roundhouse, Amnesty International and more.

An alumna of the Nuyorican Slam Team, she fuses music and poetry through powerfully transparent performances focusing on social inequalities and celebrating love, blackness, and what it means to be woman. She is the author of two collections of poetry and just released her debut album Something Melancholy. For more check out her website: | @amydelilahleon 

Dessert: Caroline Teague
The sweet treat, someone who will bring a smile to your face!

Caroline is a London born and bred poet writing pieces on loss, identity and how she comes to terms with some harrowing realities of being human and being alive, in a style she calls 'tragic optimism' hoping that the honesty through her writing can translate into something positive and comforting for someone else. 

Creator of the musical project "Caroline Smiling" which blends music, spoken word and other forms of communication to cross platforms for mental health and queer identity through creative means. A self proclaimed soft touch poet with some sharp edges. @Carolionsmiling 

With delicious French-Caribbean food by Bokit'La*

Tickets with food: £12 | without food £8


*​Arrive early and enjoy Bokit'La's cooking before the show - bar & menu available from 6.30pm


  • Sat 1 Apr, 8:30pm

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