literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry Awards 2020

Part of Out-Spoken

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Make a wish at the poetry and live music evening’s eighth birthday party, where the winners of the prestigious Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry are announced.

This evening, see performances from six shortlisted poets in each category – page, performance and film – as well as readings from our panel of judges.

Each category winner is announced, followed by the overall winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry.

As ever, Out-Spoken is hosted by Joelle Taylor, with Sam 'Junior' Bromfield spinning the best in reggae, soul and R&B.

Dates & times

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Purcell Room


£10, £7 early bird (limited availability)
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% off (limited availability)
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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