Archive : Homer to Hip Hip, A People's History of Spoken Word

By Pete The Temp

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop.

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.

'this is the book we have all been waiting for' 
(Ian McMillan)

‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
(Tongue Fu)

(Please check the John Peel Centre website for current covid requirements). Limited capacity for extra safety. Hand sanitizer available.

Tickets are £10 plus £1 booking fee. Advance purchase is much recommended due to limited capacity.


Plus an exciting panel discussion about the future of spoken word featuring Pete The Temp, Amy Wragg, Elena Woolf, Angelle Joseph, and Piers Harrison-Reid.

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