Words Weekend 2019

Born Lippy Showcase: Kema Kay, Salena Godden, Testament with Apples & Snakes


Part of Words Weekend 2019

Price inclusive of 9% booking fee


Spoken word trailblazers Apples and Snakes and Newcastle poetry collective Born Lippy present an incredible line-up, featuring Zambian-born Newcastle-raised actor, rapper, singer Kema Kay (I, Daniel Blake and his one-man show Shine), one of Britain’s foremost poet’s Salena Godden and record-breaking beatboxer, hip-hop MC, poet, and theatre maker Testament. Expect a high energy event celebrating spoken word in all its forms, poetry, comedy, slam battle, and rap. Hosted by Apples and Snakes producer Kirsten Luckins and Born Lippy frontman Don Jenkins, our Newcastle crew Amy Wardley, John Turner, Tom C and Ellen Moran will compete in a poetry slam judged by Testament, Salena Godden and Kema Kay. – and you, the audience!

More info:

Start time: 5.30pm
Venue: Sage Two

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]