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Derby Poetry Festival x Rebel Riot Poetry – Online Event

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Rebel Riot Poetry is an inclusive, online poetry night with featured acts and an open mic. It is held on the last Monday, every other month from 7:30-9pm. Co-hosted by two disabled, queer poets: George Parker and Charlotte Lunn.

We want you to perform your little acts of rebellion, your protest poems, your ANGRY poems, your gentle, kindness poems, your nap poems. Tell us how you defy just by being alive, just by taking breath, by rioting!

If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know and we’ll do what we can to accommodate. Rebel Riot Poetry will be ticketed but a pay-what-you-can option will be available for those struggling financially. All are welcome but we won’t tolerate hate speech.

Sign up for the open mic* by buying an Open Mic ticket on here or just come and enjoy a night of poetry. We offer one low income open mic slot per event. Please be aware there’s only one of these available, so select this option only if you’d otherwise be unable to afford an open mic slot.

You can catch up with the latest news and stay connected with our community via our Facebook page. 

*Open mic slots must be no longer than 5 minutes per person, including any introduction or content warnings you may wish to give. This is to ensure we have enough time for our featured artists and the other open mic poets! For this reason, you might find it useful to rehearse what you’d like to perform before attending, in order to check timing. To help keep this an inclusive and welcoming space, please consider giving content warnings for whatever poems you perform.


Tickets will go off sale at 18:30 on the day of the event. To ensure you can join us, please purchase your ticket before then.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Presented as part of Derby Poetry Festival 2023.

Derby Poetry Festival is supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and presented in partnership with Cathedral Quarter Derby.

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