Presented by Raise the Bar, in partnership with Arnolfini Featuring international spoken word legend and three time world champion poet Buddy Wakefield, Bristol’s City Poet Vanessa Kisuule, and Erin May Kelly.
Raise the Bar is a live event and online media platform bringing the country and world’s finest spoken word performers to Bristol, as well as a talent development platform for emerging artists in the South-West.
Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist, and has performed in over 1500 venues internationally. Buddy is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.