Ode to Leeds

Event Details

– BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE – Five young poets from Leeds are selected to compete at the world?s most prestigious international poetry slam competition in New York City. Fuelled by love, pride and passionate protest their words light fires to show the world who they are and what they can be. But the determination to be crowned International Slam Champions threatens to overwhelm everything. As the competition draws closer, the poets are forced to discover not just their voices, but what they must find the courage to say. Writer Zodwa Nyoni returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse following her debut play, Boi Boi is Dead, with this funny and moving coming of age story; a celebration of Leeds, language and an ode to the art that changed her own life as part of the acclaimed spoken word group Leeds Young Authors. Directed by Artistic Director, James Brining, Ode to Leeds will feature a blend of music, words, heart and soul to provide a poignant and uplifting portrait of our city.


Event Organiser/Organisation
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Start Date/Time
01 Jul 2017 at 14:30
End Date/Time
01 Jul 2017 at 17:00
Venue Address
Quarry Hill LS2 7UP
Event Website
Booking Instructions
To book, please call Box Office on 0113 213 7700 to guarantee optimal sight lines.

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