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Hit the Ode is a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.

October’s edition of Hit The Ode is a Hippodrome Young Poets (HYP) Showcase. Celebrating the work of some of Birmingham’s finest spoken word artists and the launch of their first anthology, created with Verve Poetry Press.

The brilliant performers from Hippodrome Young Poets are Amara Amaryah, Lerah Mae Barcenilla, Jack Crowe, Danai ‘Dee’ Denga, Adrian B Earle, Nafeesa Hamid, Shaun Hill, Kibriya Mehrban, George Reiner, Eleanor Rushton, Bethany Slinn, Hannah Swingler, Jessica Syposz, Emma Thompson and Afrah Yafai.

Performing alongside HYP will be renowned poet Jacob Sam-La Rose and award-winning performer Jasmine Gardosi, who have mentored them in the practice and possibilities of poetry.

An open mic is taking place in the Thorp Street Atrium foyer from 6.45pm.

Presented in partnership with Apples and Snakes and Birmingham Literature Festival.

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I Choose Birmingham




£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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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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