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Something I Said? is a weekend festival of spoken word with a focus on outstanding speech, unusual and innovative presentation, ideas and laughter.

Initiated and curated by Melanie Abrahams and produced by independent company Tilt in association with Southbank Centre, it presents writers who explore the pleasure to be had in words – in the saying of them – through ten carefully-formed and differently-presented events.

The writers, artists, raconteurs and thinkers taking part span four generations of the best in the spoken word genre, and include Amiri Baraka, Stacy Makishi, Caryl Phillips, Douglas Gordon, Sophie Woolley, Tim Clare, Bidisha, Suzi Feay, Mike Ladd, Kate Tempest, Guy Browning, Juice Aleem, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Yemisi Blake, Jay Bernard, Salena Godden, MIchael Horovitz, The Spaceape, Chuck Perkins, and more.

The majority of the contributors have been commissioned to write and present what they would like to say or perform, in a format they are excited by. Eight of the ten festival events offer brand new work.

Tilt and the Southbank Centre have an ongoing commitment to spoken word.

via TILT.