A remarkable evening of expressive poetry and captivating performances at Poet on the Roof. This popular event doesn’t come around too often, and unfolds amidst panoramas of Ancoats as guests sit back with a fine glass of wine (or two).
Returning by popular demand Nathan Parker, a spoken word poet from Blackpool. Through his work, he tells relatable stories of life as a working-class northerner, who has ongoing battles with mental health. As well as bringing the lighter side to life, he also passionately challenges inequalities, stigma and stereotypes.
Nathan will be joined by some new faces including Kate Ireland, a writer, performer and artist from Glasgow living in Manchester. She merges the political and personal, focusing on issues of capitalism, childhood, alienation, connection, joy and the mundane. A captivating performer that leaves audiences wowed with her passionate delivery.
Aisha Akram, a queer spoken word artist from Manchester who’s work is based on the difficulties of being Queer and Muslim, mental health and feminism will tackle the taboo through her words striking conversation around these pivotal societal issues.
Complementing the poetry performances, Conor Michael will grace the stage with his musical prowess, further enhancing the night’s charm and laid-back vibe. The evening will be rounded off with DJ Lenny to set the audience in motion.
In a change from previous editions, this year’s Poet on the Roof will take place at Colony, promising an alluring setting to match the evening’s rich artistic offerings.