Sophie Sparham

Born Lippy // Your Monthly Celebration of All Things Wordy with Sophie Sparham + More

Learn & Do
Wed 9th February 2022 7pm - 10pm £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


Local and national artists vent their spleen for your enjoyment. Sample a mix of literary performance poets and vocal spitters from the street with a healthy dose of comedy washed down with some HipHop and spoken word fronted music.

This month… Sophie Sparham award winning poet and writer from Derby who has written for BBC Radio 4 and The People’s History Museum. She has shared the stage with punk legends such as Crass’s Steve Ignorant, Subhumans, Inner Terrestrials and Alan Moore. She has given a Ted X Talk at on how spoken word can expand our cultural awareness.

Her poetry mainly focuses on political and social subjects, such as depression, LGBT+ and feminism.She co-hosts the night – Word Wise which won best spoken word night at the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Her latest collection ‘The Man Who Ate 50,000 Weetabix’ came out in April via Verve Poetry Press. Her poem Sunrise Over Aldi won third place in the 2020 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition.

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

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!