EventS

Upcoming Events:

Watch this space. More being announced very soon!

Past Events:

World Jam Live:

Paul Nose

Join us for our a homecoming gig from the magnificent Paul Nose.

Paul will be bringing his distinctive fusion of blues, rock, funk and jazz to you from Nottingham, after being back in Italy for nine months.

We’re as excited to watch him as he is to be back playing for us! Hope to see you there!

Sunday 9th May 2021

7:00pm to 7:45pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Show and Tell

Join us for a poetry writing workshop about heritage and cultural objects.

We welcome speakers of all languages and encourage you to write in whichever language you want to.

The workshop will be hosted in English, by Sophie Sparham, who became the first poet to perform at the metal festival Bloodstock Open Air. Her second collection is due to be released in April 2021 with Verve Poetry Press.

Sunday 25th April 2021

4:45pm to 7:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Pay what you feel (ticket required)

Us Versus Virus:

The Book Launch!

Tune in to watch our poets performing live from Us Versus Virus.

Us Versus Virus is a collection of 40 poems and illustrations from 27 poets and artists, an anthology of poetry that explores the human experience of the Coronavirus pandemic from different perspectives.

Composed of observations, questions and stories of heartache and resilience, the poems offer words of kindness, hope and love.

Us Versus Virus acts as a map to help us navigate our emotions and responses to this extraordinary event.

Sunday 11th April 2021

6:00pm to 8:00pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Where are you From

Join us for a multilingual poetry writing workshop about roots, identity and mother tongues, where we examine where we come from, how they make us who we are and how they make us unique, but with so much in common. Come along and make some collaborative poems, using as many of the world’s 7,117 languages as we can!

The workshop will be hosted by Performance Poet and Multi-disciplinary artist Ferzana Shan.

Sunday 28th March 2021

5:45pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Pay what you feel (ticket required)

World Jam Live:

Foreign Accent

Foreign Accent is an eclectic and unique prog-rock band based in Nottingham. They play originals with a very unique sound combined with an extraordinary music style. Let their psychedelic prog-rock with folk elements take you through a journey in space and time.

Sunday 14th March 2021

7:00pm to 8:00pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Silliness, Nonsense and Tomfoolery

Join us for a poetry writing workshop about silly and nonsensical poetry. It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine, so we invite you to warm the temperature and lengthen the days, by writing poetry that makes us laugh and puts a big old smile on our faces.

The workshop will be hosted by World Jam co-director and author of The Prettyboys of Gangster Town, Martin Grey.

Sunday 28th February 2021

5:45pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Pay what you feel (ticket required)

World Jam Live:

The Slow Kookers

Join us for some Valentine’s Day love with The Slow Kookers.

This music and poetry duo have prepared a special menu to celebrate Saint Valentine’s with a nice blend of Italian-Roman and British-Wirral ingredients.

Sunday 14th February 2021

7:00pm to 8:00pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Because I’ve Always Wanted to Write

“Because I’ve Always Wanted to Write” is an online writing workshop using imagery to create a short story of your genre preference.

The workshop will be hosted by Ceri Williams and Drew Neary, authors of The Clock Maker.

Sunday 24th January 2021

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Pay what you feel (ticket required)

World Jam Live:

Ava

Join us for a livestream with Ava.

Ava will be performing a fusion of Anglo-Iranian music with Persian lyrics, soaring vocals and Flamenco influences.
Join the livestream to hear our very own World Jam director Mina Fatemi and John Berry perform classic Persian poetry and original songs!

Sunday 10th January 2021

7:00pm to 7:45pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Live:

Blessing Magore

Join us for a Livestream with Blessing Magore.

His music is a unique fusion of his Zimbabwean mbira sound and Afro-pop music, with touches of reggae and dancehall.

Sunday 13th December 2020

7:00pm to 7:30pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Kicking up Leaves & Staring at Fires

“Kicking up Leaves & Staring at Fires ” is a poetry workshop looking at the ideas of cosy and joyful through creative writing.  

The workshop will be hosted by one of our longest serving World Jam members, Lytisha Tunbridge, boss of Poetry Aloud and author of the poetry collections Every Last Biscuit and A Backpack on His Backpack.

Sunday 22nd November 2020

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Pay what you feel (ticket required)

World Jam Live:

Paul Nose

Join us for our next monthly Facebook livestream gig! 

Our next live performer is World Jam regular Paul Nosewhose distinctive pop is a fusion of blues, rock, funk and the jazzy Italian songwriting tradition. Hope to see you there!

Sunday 8th November 2020

7:00pm to 7:30pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Around the World in Poetic Forms

Join us on a free, online, round the world journey of poetic forms, led by the most excellent author of Get Over Yourself, Leanne Moden.

Leanne will be taking participants through a series of writing exercises, using poetic forms from around the world that you may not be aware of.

This is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to write poetry.

Sunday 25th October 2020

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Free (ticket required)

World Jam Live:

Iryna Muha

Join us for the first of our monthly Facebook livestream gigs! 

Our first live performer is the incredibly talented World Jam regular, Iryna Muha. Iryna will be performing her unique brand of Eastern European contemporary folk music.

 

Sunday 11th October 2020

6:00pm to 6:30pm

£Free (no ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Hope in a Time of Separation

We invite you to free, online poetry workshop about hope, home and community in a time of social distancing.

The workshop will be hosted by Nottingham poetry legend and host of Blackdrop Open Mic, Michelle Mother Hubbard.

Sunday 27th September 2020

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Free (ticket required)

World Jam Workshop: Writing Your Pandemic

We invite you to the first of our online poetry workshops, about how we have all been affected by the global pandemic of 2020.

The workshop will be hosted by Dominic Berry, winner of the UK’s Best Spoken Word Artist prize at the 2020 Saboteur Awards.

The workshop will be be in English, but we welcome speakers of all languages to come and participate.

 

Sunday 19th July 2020

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Your place (via a Zoom meeting)

£Free (ticket required)

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