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Anti Valentines: Social and Slam (Spoken word event)

February 10

£2 – £3

It’s coming up to that time of year again! Everyone’s about to go all goo-ey and melty like cheap chocolate, or hard and bitter as an un-squeezed lemon. THAT’S RIGHT. St. Valentine’s approaches. Whether you’re a die-hard commercial love day fan, or an anti-establishment defender of ‘it’s just a day EUGH,’ come and join us at this special LUU Spoken Word Society social!

We’ll be having an open mic*! Sign ups on the night.

We’ll also be having a *drumroll* anti-Valentines slam*! Whoever wins will be our Anti-Valentines champion and will also receive a prize. Sign ups throughout the night. This will be pretty informal, you can read from your notebook or phone, and beginners are very welcome! One-round, so you only need to bring one piece, and the usual 3 minute time If you’d rather perform non-competitively, sign-up for our open mic! You’ll need 2 different pieces if you intend to do both!

*There is a theme for the open mic/slam but it’s a vague one: ‘Anti-Valentines.’ SO bring us love poems, anti-love poems, poems about your ex, about your exe’s ex, about that one person you met on Tinder, or poems about things that are in no way shape or form related to Valentine’s Day. If you have a sonnet written to toast and tea in a draw somewhere, now is your only chance to get onstage and perform it! If you have a ‘oh I thought this was love but you’re not a very nice person’ rap (come on we all do) bring it along!

Everyone welcome to perform and watch, including people not currently studying at University of Leeds, so bring your friends!


February 10
£2 – £3