The Firepit Stage – Sunday Line-up

Sunday brings yet more amazing speakers and poets to the Pitch Festival 2018 Firepit stage! Some tickets are still available here.

From 10.30 to 11.30 there will be an open mic where you can explore and celebrate your creativity.

From 11.30 there will be a workshop focussing on three levels of well-being by Lubna Gem Arielle. Lubna is delivers courses and training in public workshops and to corporate clients. Lubna has spoken at Folkestone’s Normal Festival of the Brain and brings a wealth of experience.

From 12 there will a whole host of poets bringing a diverse, stimulating and thought provoking range of subjects:

  • Joanne Murray – Joanne Murray is a veteran of festivals like Vicar’s Picnic, Faversham Hop Festival, Rochester Literature Festival, the Peripheral Visionaries Festival in Brighton and more.  Joanne kicks the poetry off in a big way!
  • Sam Rapp the Dyslexic Poet – Sam Rapp is an award winning dyslexic published poet and playright who brings humour and power to her performances.
  • Alex Vellis – bastion of the Canterbury poetry scene, Alex Vellis runs several events in the city, has performed in venues such as Canterbury Cathedral and has been involved in projects with Canterbury Poet Laurette Lemn Sissay.
  • Barry Fentiman-Hall – published poet Barry combines insightful and moving poetry with a gripping performance.
  • SM Jenkin – SM Jenkin is a poet with a warm yet activist streak who has performed across the South-East and London, she writes a range of delicate and hard hitting poetry.
  • Nina Telegina – Nina grew up in the United States, studying theatre. Nina believes that poetry has great potential for storytelling, and writes dramatic monologues for performance. Most of her poems are first-person narratives told by peculiar characters – misfits, eccentrics, and the occasional manic animal. Her first show, Llama on the Loose, premiered at the Lime Bar Café in Folkestone in June 2018. You can catch it at the Faversham Fringe Festival, or at various venues around Kent.

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