A dazzling performance lecture from author & poet, Pete Bearder + Special Guests
Homer to Hip Hop is an action-packed, entertaining and educational whistle-stop tour through the ages of Spoken Word. As we enter the post-COVID comeback, meet the artistic revivals that have remade the world from the bottom up.
CoResist presents former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, on the hometown leg of his national tour. In Homer to Hip Hop, Pete brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths have always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.
This evening will feature special guest performances from a variety of local spoken word artists, and a Q&A on spoken word and its role in remaking the world anew.
CoResist is a Bristol-based collective pioneering transformative arts.
7.00pm - Doors Open
7.15pm - Support
7.30pm - Main Show
8.30pm - Interval
8.45pm - Q&A with Pete & Special Guests
9.30pm - Finish
BIOGRAPHY & TESTIMONIES
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'
'this is the book we have all been waiting for'
‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
‘A hugely popular event, the audience was constantly engaged and immersed’
(Raise the Bar)