What Words Are Ours?

A bold, playful and joyous poetry-cabaret

What Words Are Ours? features some of the most innovative and daring UK artists working with text, poetry and spoken word. Showcasing a luscious variety of artist What Words Are Ours? combines drag, rap, experimental sound, punk poems, political satire and British Sign Language poetry, as well as more traditional spoken word artists.

What Words Are Ours? is about language and power. Words have kept us down, held us back and locked us up, but at the same time words have freed us; we have found ourselves and reclaimed ourselves with words.

The words we speak, the language we use and how we communicate is inherently political and intrinsically about power. WWAO is a raucous yet tender night-out where we can dive into these issues together.

Last ‘What Words Are Ours?’ of the year….

Saturday 14th September, 7:45pm Roundhouse, London

A tongue-twisting, thigh-slapping, tear-jerking poetry-cabaret show.

Created and hosted by poetry-clown Talia Randall (aka me), this sell-out, text-based variety show features a kaleidoscope of performances, from comedians, cabaret artists, visual vernacular performers, to rising stars of the spoken word scene.

This edition of the show features Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2019 winner Kareem Parkins-Brown, who will be creating a poem made with words from the audience, along with his own heartfelt and hilarious poetry.

Deaf Hip-Hop artist Signkid will be performing BSL music from his debut EP Music is the Message, accompanied by projections and a soundtrack

Drag, spoken word and cabaret artist Dean Atta will be reading from brand new book The Black Flamingo, a fiercely told, powerful coming-of-age story.

Joining the line-up on the night is multi-award-winning poet, comedian and playwright Jackie Hagan and poet and writer Bayan Goudarzpour.


Pic Credit: Mike Massaro