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Spoken Word

LUUSWS is here for all you poets, rappers, storytellers and songwriters searching for a space to share your scribbles on stage - any style, any language, anything! Listeners also more than welcome!
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LUU Spoken Word Society is here for all you poets, rappers, storytellers and songwriters searching for a space to share your scribbles on stage - any style, any language, anything! Listeners also more than welcome! Leeds has an awesome poetic heritage that our generation of students can get excited about and carry on. It's important your voices are heard!

Spoken word is whatever you want it to be so come along and make it your own!

We host exciting events to harness talent from budding artists and performers in and around Leeds! From fun and friendly open mics and inter-uni competetive slams, to tea-and-cake socials and writing workshops, we have something for all word-nerds! We also have a radio show on Leeds Student Radio called SpeakEasy, and post videos of our members in a series called Word About Town on our YouTube page (check it out here)!

Our dedicated committee want you to really Love Your Time at Leeds!
Feel free to drop us a message anytime via email, Facebook, or in-person at our socials/events!

We also love collaborating with other LUU societies! This past year we had a popular event with SocieTEA affectionately named PoeTEA, which we hope to continute this year! The year before that we worked closely with Student Minds and Mind Matters to produce a body-positive poetry-filled nude calendar (ooh cheeky).

So if you love soaking up great sounds but you aren't the performing type, don't worry - we won't put you on the spot! It's the clappers and clickers as much as the rappers and rhymers who give our nights their buzz! We also go on group outings to watch slams and other spoken word artists in Leeds (and other cities up North), and are working with LUU to host some well-known spoken word artists on home turf! Recntly we travelled to Sheffield to see the amazing Kate Tempest... who knows, maybe you'll even catch the bug and Give It A Go yourself...

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Only £3 to join - You've got nothing to lose! 

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We host open mic events (Word of Mouth) every month for performers and avid listeners alike! We will be having more socials this year, as well as writing workshops. Check our Facebook page to keep up to date or let us know if you would like to be added to the mailing list!


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