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Evidently... When Two Becomes Three

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The time is nearly upon us… Evidently, the second year anniversary!

On Monday 12th October (tomorrow!!) we will celebrate 2 glorious years of Evidently! And what a 2 years it has been!

When we first started Evidently all we knew is that we wanted to make poetry as accessible as possible. As a non-poet with a short attention span, I wanted to ensure that everyone who attended ours nights would feel a part of something, however briefly. Together Kieren and I have created something that we are both incredibly proud of.

Monday sees us celebrate with a new member to our HQ team. Liv Barnes is lovingly dubbed our intern, but make no mistake; she’s far more than that. Liv will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to build and grow Evidently further and we are so happy to have her join us. Here’s her bio:

I am from a village called Suckley that finds itself in the wilds of Worcestershire, but a year ago I escaped the land of sheep and cows to study in Manchester. Apart from the usual student lifestyle of heavy drinking and last-minute late night red bull stints in the library, I spend my time playing football and getting up on stage saying words that rhyme. I go out to many rap and spoken word events, as I love them so much as an art form and the artists within them. This is why I am so incredibly excited to a member of the team at Evidently, because after so many experiences where I have been blown away by spoken word, I can now give a helping hand in making the magic happen. The poetry scene in Manchester is absolutely killing it at the moment, and I cannot contain my excitement about being a part of it. Bring it on!

Which brings us to Monday! We will be launching our 2nd anthology, made up of 60 poets who have performed over the past year. We will also be celebrating with cake, cava and good vibes! Our guests are Joe Cooper and Adele Hampton! We would love to see you there!


Evidently... it's our birthday!

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We've been a bit rubbish keeping you guys updated so here is an extra long blog with alllllll our news! 

It's been a busy ol' time for HQ (and by HQ we mean Ella). We celebrate our 2nd year anniversary on October 12th, so we have a couple of treats coming up. We are very excited to launch our 2nd Anthology of the people that have performed at Evidently over the past year. We have some amazing poets in it including the likes of Sophia Walker, Gerry Potter, Rosie Garland, Gary from Leeds, Tony Walsh, Mab Jones and many more! The Anthology will be on sale on the night, or you can message us and we can send you a copy. We are currently checking the proof and will be sending it off next week to print! 

We have some great guests as well in October including Adele Hampton and Joe Cooper, you can check out the events page here!

We have also launched our new radio show, which is a lot of fun! Every Thursday, 8pm - 9pm on FAB radio. A huge thank you to FAB for letting us host the show, it's a lot of fun and it's been really interesting talking to poets, writers and musicians about their work. If you haven't had a chance to listen, don't worry! They are uploaded onto MixCloud, so you can listen back at your leisure! You should definately check out some of the other shows on FAB too, they have something for everyone! 

Our Word War Slams are insane too! Some amazing competitors already through to the final, so make sure that you get to Three Minute Theatre on the 1st December for the final. 

All this has meant that we are behind on our editing, there's no time like the present so I will leave you with a huge thank you for supporting us! Seriously, we couldn't do it without you! Yes, I am talking to you! 


Evidently on Fab Radio International with guest Martin "Visceral" Stannage 30/07/15

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Evidently on Fab Radio International with guest Martin "Visceral" Stannage 30/07/15

Hello there!

Welcome to the first of our weekly blogs with all the information from our new radio show!

Evidently on Fab Radio is an hour-long show on Thursdays 8pm-9pm. Each week we will have a guest on for discussions, poems, literature, spoken word and the music that inspired them!

This week we had the fabulous Martin Stannage aka Visceral where we talked about his stage name, what spoken word is, our dad’s, hip-hop and Edinburgh amongst other thing.

Listen Again

Poetry performed
Dark Side – Martin Visceral
Salford is a Broadway Musical – Kieren King
Rites of Passage - Martin Visceral
Music we played
Brother Ali – Breaking Dawn
Martin Visceral and Twisted Roots – Another Fool
Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six – Short Supply
Events coming up
Mic Bytes 6 at JamStree Cafebar, Chorlton
Pen:Chant with Tomas Ford at Islington Mill, Salford
Superhero’s of Slam, Women’s Heat at Twenty Twenty Two, Manchester
Flim Night presents Withnail & I at 3MT, Manchester
Word War Two Heat 7 at 3MT, Manchester
Word Art with Jackie Hagan at Seven Miles Out, Stockport
Folk at the Star Inn 
Ella’s Poem of the Week
Alabaster dePlume – Be Nice To People
Martin's Details

Evidently... an anthology

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To celebrate our second year of Evidently, people who have performed at our events over the last year are welcome to submit their poem to our anthology, which will be released on 12th October!

There's no format or length requirements, and it doesn’t have to be the poem that you performed at the event, just whatever you would like to see commemorated! 

All you have to do us send it to us with your full name (as you wish to be credited) and the name of your poem (also as you wish it to be credited). Any questions, please just ask! 


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