Poster for Speak Volumes

Arch 28, Croft Walk, Worcester WR1 3BD
21st March 4pm-9pm

Celebrate World Poetry Day with Worcester’s poets as they SPEAK UP, SPEAK LOUD, and SPEAK VOLUMES at a brand new, trendy, and unique arts-oriented venue. Whether you’re an aspiring poet, an art lover, or looking for Worcestershire-based businesses and creatives, this one-day-only event is a treasure-trove for creatives to network and showcase their talents.

SPEAK VOLUMES! is a student-led public event at The Artery Gallery, also known as Railway Arch 28. The event will feature a diverse range of accomplished and emerging poets from various backgrounds, both local and beyond. The event will have four main elements for participants to enjoy:

First, the Gallery will showcase a multimedia exhibition of poetry in all its forms, from cut-and-paste collage to intricate painting. This colourful series of poetic visual works will feature pieces from Worcester students and emerging artists. Some original pieces and prints will also be available for purchase.

The Spoken Word Hour will feature a set list of Worcestershire’s finest poets and slam artists, including several Worcestershire Poets Laureate, sharing their work live from 7:30-8:30pm. Please be aware this section may contain themes and unsuitable language for young children.

The Marketplace will house a variety of marketplace stalls featuring small, locally-owned businesses. You can find everything from local authors’ anthologies to stickers, prints, and vegan doughnuts that cater to everyone’s tastes.

Finally, an exclusive Arts and Meditation Workshop hosted by local artist Yasmin Agilah will explore mindfulness and relaxation through doodling and creating.

The event has been organized by LGBT+ and disabled students to showcase the creations of young adult poets and artists from marginalized backgrounds. SPEAK VOLUMES! aims to amplify the creativity and audacity of Worcestershire’s home-grown crafters, performers, and a diverse host of new poets.

Tickets can be found online at Eventbrite – or first-come first-serve for purchasers on the day.

Entry is £5 – which covers your access to everything! Including:

The visual arts gallery – the small-biz marketplace – the exclusive arts workshop – the spoken word performance hour – plus a ticket to our raffle!

To learn more about the venue, Arch 28, and The Artery Studios, check their website:

And to keep up-to-date with the latest SPEAK VOLUMES! news, you can find Poetry Society – and Worcester Wins – on Instagram.

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