Homer to Hip Hop: a People’s History of Spoken Word

Friday 12 November, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£7 Early Bird (before 30th Sept) then £10 from 1st October

With support from SoapBox Poets

Former National Poetry Slam Champion, Pete “the Temp” Bearder, brings to life the poetic movements that have shaped history. Find out why wordsmiths always been vilified, feared and revered, from the ballad singers and Beat poets, to the icons of dub, punk and hip hop. Pete is an award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic. His work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, The World Service, and Newsnight. This show follows the release of his ground-breaking new book Stage Invasion: Poetry & the Spoken Word Renaissance.

‘this is the book we have all been waiting for’
(Ian McMillan)

‘A charming wild rumpus of a ride – part lecture, part performance and utterly engaging.’
(Tongue Fu)



Doors open 7.30pm.

Book online (£10)

Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 measures prior to booking and attending.

Licensed bar.


Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and all aspects of it are the responsibility of those who have hired the Centre for the evening.