Poetry Lime was birthed out of a need for more open mic spaces for spoken word artists. It is a monthly event for performance poets at all stages – from first-timers and up-and-comers, to the more seasoned poets. We cultivated a uniquely intimate, inclusive and familial atmosphere that encourages performers to share their art. On any given night, themes run the gamut from love, self-expression and social discourse to more personal issues. Our performers are allowed the utmost freedom (we do not censor their work) and often benefit from useful audience feedback.
Talk Sense is a collaborative endeavour between Trinidad’s 2 Cents Movement, and Barbadian spoken word movement Talk Hard, as well as Frenetic Arts.
It is an outreach programme designed with the purpose of teaching young adults how to engage in critical and social discourse using the spoken word art form.
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society and Frenetic Arts are excited to present Nation Linguist – Barbados’ first spoken word poetry residency programme. It is designed to give performance poets and storytellers the time, space, and resources to create their best works and chronicle Barbadian history and heritage, while honouring the legacy of language and love of the oral traditions left by our very own Kamau Brathwaite.