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A space for experimentation – new ideas, scratch performances and cross-art form collaborations


All day: Writers’ Relay

The Writers’ Relay is a performance installation, written and performed by you. A typewriter will be set up in the foyer of the Hexagon Theatre, with the aim of creating a play within three days. Writers will be able to book slots at the typewriter, taking turns to tell the story. The pages will be pinned up on the wall, showing the play as it unfolds. It’s a chance for writers to work together in creating a new performance piece, and for the audience to see the writer at work. For further information, and to book your slot, email


6pm: Biting Tongues
The Hexagon, £5

Biting Tongues is a unique opportunity to see 4 spoken word artists present new pieces of longer work, in collaboration with a theatre director. Biting Tongues is about the things we say and the things we don’t, exploring the dramatic potential of poetry in an exciting quadruple bill.
Lorna is an actor and playwright and is interested in merging these talents with her poetry to create a triple uber art form that will one day rule the world.
A word sayer and saxophone player, amongst other things, Lily is in her second year of studying English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. GSOH essential.
Carl Sealeaf has performed at open mic stages and festivals around the country, using his blend of harsh realism and vivid imagery to share unique and personal stories.
actor / writer / to blame for the UK’s first inter-university poetry slam championships.
His second full-length play, Method, runs at the University of Birmingham from 6-8 December.