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Lines Unleashed: Unravelling the Poets’ Path

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31 May at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

£5.00 | 18+

An interactive event aimed at budding poets who may be considering taking steps into performance or wondering how to develop enriched verse within different written genres.

Seven spoken word poets will take to the stage, sharing their poems as well as their stories of how they shape and mould language. Through these shared experiences, insights and observations, audiences are invited to take notes, trial new techniques and to consider their own relationship with words, including the possibility of sharing their new work at the end of the evening….

Performing on the night : Bebe, Eleanor Hancock, Just Gill, Lisa O’Hare, Nathan Parker + Taylor Jai. Hosted by Rob del Terror.


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About Rob del Terror

Rob “del Terror” Mason is a multidisciplinary artist from Blackpool. His poetry varies from scathing attacks on social and political injustices to philosophical quandries, comedic autobiographical stories or championing his hometown of Blackpool. Painting a picture of life in modern Britain, Rob invites the audience to consider their role in the world and how we can collectively do better as a species.

Nathan Parker

Nathan Parker is an independent author and spoken poet from Blackpool. He combines working-class grit and northern wit to create stories that feel familiar to many. He is the author of two poetry books: Scribbles from the Seaside (2022) and his most recent release, Words for Whatever (2023). He was shortlisted for Lancashire Book of the Year in both 2019 and 2021, for the first two books in his young adult fiction trilogy, the Granville Series.


Bebe hails from Blackpool and has been writing poetry for as far back as she can remember. Her writing covers many subjects from love, relationships and parenthood, to mental health, gender equality and life. Her refined and proficient use of language creates well-formed, linguistically elegant performances that perfectly encapsulate the meaning and message behind the works.

Lisa O’Hare

Lisa is a co-host of Manchester spoken word night Verbose and she is a 2023 BBC ‘Words First’ finalist, a programme from BBC Introducing for emerging spoken word talent. Her poetry has recently been featured on BBC Radio 3 as well as featuring on BBC Radio Manchester on several occasions. Her award nominated spoken word show ‘Do You Remember the First Rhyme?’ has been part of Edinburgh, Greater Manchester, Camden & Morecambe Fringe Festivals.

Taylor Jai

Taylor, a Blackpool native and proud queer non-binary individual, has been immersed in the world of poetry and spoken word for a solid decade. Their creative endeavors delve deep into the intricacies of identity, beliefs, love, acceptance, LGBTQ+ matters, and the vast tapestry of political and human complexities. By day, Taylor serves as a Study Advisor at Blackpool Sixth Form College but uses every chance they can to perform, write and share poetry and spoken word. With an unwavering determination, Taylor aims to educate and advocate for LGBTQ+ individuals, ensuring their voices resonate far and wide across the globe.

Just Gill

Just Gill’s poetic passions date back to her earliest days, where she grew up in a household that championed language above all. Winning the yearly poetry competitions at school became an art form, although it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that she again took to the stage to perform, during her time at university. Gill’s poetry addresses societal issues, politics and reflections of her teenage years, with Just Gill’s poetic passions date back to her earliest days, where she grew up in a household that championed language above all. Gill’s poetry addresses societal issues, politics and reflections of her teenage years, with hard hitting, thought provoking prose. hard hitting, thought provoking prose.

Eleanor Hancock

Eleanor Hancock aka “DyaKnowWhatIMean” is a writer and poet, originally from Derby. She hilariously shares her experiences of life and living in the North, from parties to politics and everything in between. Approaching societal issues from an anti-establishment perspective, Ellie touches on many of the problems facing young women, the working class and wider society with a comical whim that charms and caresses the soul.