2024: 29 June - 14 July

Pride Day: Sat 13 July

Lit Sync Poetry Cabaret

Sun 26 June

Old Market Assembly



In partnership with Lyra Festival and Bristol Pride

An evening of poetry cabaret hosted by Tom Marshman and Bristol City Poet Caleb Parkin, as drag artists and poets take the stage to queer the canon through recorded poetry and performance.

LGBT+ performers select recorded poems from archives to lip-sync to, adding their own spin to the text and voice. Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’ gets the camping up it surely needs, while Shakespeare’s codpiece goes rogue. Expect the teasing out of queer subtexts: those poems you were made to learn in school, but out on the town with a bit of slap on. Followed by a DJ set and tunes til late.

There’ll also be an OPEN MIC: bring your own recording and outfits to get your lit-sync on! (To sign up, you must purchase an Open Mic Ticket at checkout)

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