BORN LIPPY | Your Monthly Celebration of All Things Wordy: June

Learn & Do
Wed 8th June 2022 7pm - 10.30pm £6

Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

Spoken word/ HipHop/ Comedy/ Open Mic Poetry Slam


Headlined by THICK RICHARD…

He’s been pedalling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals & clubs up and down the land since 1999. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and well-targeted comic attacks have earned him much respect from artists and audiences from Edinburgh to Glastonbury. He has supported Kae Tempest, The Fall, Jerry Sadowitz, John Hegley, & Frank Sidebottom. Thick Richard and performed on BBC 6 Music. He had a sell-out tour of his solo show “Swear School and has two poetry collections published with Flapjack Press, “Vaudavillian” &”Read Em and Weep”.

“Thick Richard’s poems remind you of things you’d forgotten were true. His words are rattling and brilliant and shoot life back at you in all its futility and chaos and wonder.” Kae Tempest- Poet

“I like a bit of fun, but this is ridiculous… Stu-fucking-pendous!” John Cooper Clarke (Poet)

Plus our monthly Open Mic Poetry Slam: Got a new poem or some rap bars you want to share? This is a friendly, welcoming slot open to all regardless of previous experience. Winner gets a paid set at the next Born Lippy. To enter email or send a DM to our FB: @bornlippyne or Insta: @bornlippyne

more acts TBA

Starts with a writing workshop first followed by the event, come to either on their own or make a night of it and come to both!