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Arnolfini - est 1961

Raise the Bar presents another evening of dynamic spoken word poetry and acoustic music at Arnolfini, after October’s spectacular sell-out show. The event will feature three poets reading from their brand new poetry collections, plus multi-instrumentalist and former world beatboxing champion Bellatrix.

A colour poster for Raise the Bar event at Arnolfini with images of all the performers.

Raise the Bar is the South West’s leading live poetry night, running blockbuster spoken word events in Bristol and beyond since 2014.

‘From top to bottom, one of my all time favourite shows’ – Shane Koyczan

‘One of the best poetry nights in the country’ – Rafeef Ziadah

‘Out-loud reactions are encouraged…shaking off traditional theatre etiquette’ – Bristol 24/7