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Hit the Ode is a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham. One regional, one national and one international poet perform alongside open micers.

This months’ unmissable Hit the Ode is the electrifying first event of UniSlam weekend, the UK’s largest team poetry slam tournament. Our brilliant line-up features multiple award-winning poet Caroline Bird, prolific writer and poet Bridget Minamore and poet and curator, Rachel Long.

Wish to share your own work on stage? Sign up on the night from 7pm – 7.30pm to enter your name into the open mic lucky dip draw – 10 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random – what have you got to lose?

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£5 in advance, £8 on the door

Prices and discounts subject to change, postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one interval

Age guidance


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Discounts & Concessions

There are no concessions available for this performance.

Food & Drink

Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open all day for Quarter Horse barista coffee and a quick and tasty bite to eat.

Our Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

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