Win our Poetry & Spoken Competition to perform with Inua Ellams

As part of the Newham Word Festival (6-19November), Applecart Arts has teamed up with poet, writer and all-round artist Inua Ellams to launch a Spoken Word competition for emerging talent in Newham.

Do you write poetry or spoken word?

Do you live, work or go to school in Newham?

Win the opportunity to perform alongside poet & artist Inua Ellams!

This is how to enter:

1. Write a poem or spoken word piece based on the theme: ‘Letter to a Stranger’.

2. Film your performance on your phone

3. Tweet your video to @applecartlive #NewhamReads

Please note that Twitter will only allow 2min 20sec, so choose your work wisely!

We will collect all entries and our head judge, Inua Ellams, will choose three new artists to perform with him on the Applecart stage on Monday, 6th November.

Deadline: 27 October 2017 (midnight)
Applecart Arts is a new arts venue in Newham, 5 minutes walk from

Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross art form practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches & several plays by Oberon.

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