Queenie's Coffee House Night


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Monday, 16 October 2017 - 7:00pm
Queenie's Coffee Shop, 7pm
Pay What You Decide
Lawrence Batley Theatre
Joe Williams, Felix Owusu-Kwarteng, Liv Barnes

Join us for an evening of spoken word, music and theatre in the cosy warmth of Queenie’s Coffee Shop. Each night features special guests and a chance to take part in our open mic.


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Liv Barnes is a Manchester-based poet who is a member of Young Identity collective, and helps run the monthly poetry night, Evidently. She has competed in Word War and One Mic Stand Slams in Manchester and in the Roundhouse Slam in London. She has performed poetry around Manchester and the UK, organises many independent events, and makes colourful films showcasing spoken word and music.



Felix Owusu-Kwarteng is a technician of science and specific kinetic arts. He is a teller of tall tales, a word of mouth disciple, a hapless creator of oratory confusion, a traveller of inconspicuous highways and an occasional wearer of the dubious trouser. Has been seen here and then and is preyed upon by the parasitic influence of space rock and roots reggae. Confused by the likes of Zappa and influenced by short term absurdity of life, Felix was sent out on a renewable 5 year mission to seek out words and breathe life into them. This is the past future and present biographical fate of one poet called Felix. Please accept my humble apologies…



Joe Williams is a former starving musician who transformed into a starving poet in 2015, entirely by mistake. He appears regularly at events in Yorkshire and beyond, and has been published in numerous anthologies and in magazines online and in print. His debut poetry pamphlet, Killing the Piano, is published by Half Moon Books.


If you would like to take part in our open mic please email rose@thelbt.org


Tickets are on a pay what you decide basis. All monies go directly to the artists performing. Advance booking is recommended.