Poetry On Palestine at Sparks Bristol (78 Broadmead, Bristol, BS1 3DS)
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*This event is now taking place at SPARKS BRISTOL. All tickets are still valid.*


Bristol Palestine Film Festival is teaming up with Bristol’s dynamic live poetry night Raise the Bar for an evening of spoken word, film and discussion in support of Palestine, on the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, and in response to the recent attacks on Gaza. The event will be headlined by rapper and activist Lowkey with an acapella spoken word performance, as well as a lineup of Palestinian poets and writers including Hind Shoufani and Selma Dabbagh.

At all events we will be selling festival merch, artwork and unique products designed by talented Palestinian creatives. This year all profits will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). In addition all donations received by BristolPFF, through HeadFirst or at screenings, will be passed directly to MAP.

Saturday 2nd December
️November 14th 2023
Sparks Bristol
7:00pm doors | 7:30pm - 9:00pm show (no interval)
PWYC £6 / £8 / £10 (£5 concessions)

16+ accompanied. Wheelchair accessible. Scroll down for further access and safeguarding information.

'One of the best poetry nights in the country' – Rafeef Ziadah

The full Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2023 programme will be available: https://bristolpff.org.uk


Our events aim to be as safe, inclusive, accessible and welcoming as possible.

The venue is wheelchair accessible via a lift, and has an accessible toilet.

If you have any particular access requirements or concerns, please email [email protected] in advance.

The event may include photography and videography.


Doors open at 7:00pm, and the bar will be open with a selection of drinks (alcoholic + non-alcoholic).

The show begins at 7:30pm, so please arrive and be seated promptly. This event will not include an interval.


Poetry events include performers sharing personal accounts which you may relate to in some way. This may include content that is potentially upsetting or triggering. We provide a general content warning at the beginning of each event, and we encourage feature artists and open mic performers to provide content warnings for individual poems where necessary. Attendees are welcome to leave the venue at any time if necessary, and return when they feel comfortable, but please try to do this before/after a poem.


Raise the Bar has a zero tolerance policy towards hate, discrimination and abuse of any kind. Our staff team will work together to ensure the space is respectful and welcoming at all times.