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Evidently... updates!

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Ooops! We've been letting the blog slide a bit! (Our bad!) But in our defense we have been super busy! 

Our Word War Final at the Three Minute Theatre was just insane, so many people, so much talent and such a buzz from the night! A special shout out to the competitors who did us proud that night and to the judges who did a brilliant job! Congratulations to David Jarman for winning the final as well! A huge thank you to everyone that has been there for the journey, we look forward to seeing you in 2016! 

We are currently gearing up for the last Evidently in 2015 with Jack Smurf and JB Barrington taking place Monday 14th December at the Eagle Inn. It looks set to be an amazing night! Another huge thank you to everyone that has performed, attended and supported us with Evidently over the past two years (how time flies!) We have guests booked until October 2016, so make sure you get the 2nd Monday put in you diaries! 

This year saw the launch of our radio show on FAB Radio too! It's been so much fun having guests come along and chatting to us, and a steep learning curve. We already have guests wanted to come on next year so look out for that! 

We recently had the fantastic Liv Barnes join the Evidently Team, and we are so grateful for it! Make sure you go say "Hi" to her at the events! She's been a star throughout and she brings peace between the battles that Ella and Kieren like to have at events. 

We also won third place for Best Regular Spoken Word Night at the Saboteur Awards, it was an absolute honour to be nominated alongside some of the greats and we were as proud as punch! 

We also launched Evidently the Anthology 2, they're 4 quid, so if you would like a copy, drop us a message and we'll send one out to you. 

We take a break from running Word War and Evidently in January, but we will be using that time to develop schedules and templates so that we will be posting, particularly on this blog and website, regularly with new and exciting content, so make sure you check back in January! If you need your Evidently fix then never fear! The radio show will still be running throughout January, so we wont be forgetting you! 

A huge thanks you to everyone that has performed, attended and supported us this year, it's been wonderful to meet so many like minded and wonderful people! We are so lucky to have you guys! 

As always, ironically for a spoken word group, words aren't enough. 


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! 

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