Poetry Exchanges

Changing the world one poem at a time.

Welcome to the blog of The Poetry Exchanges, a partnership project run by poetry collectives – Spoken & Born Lippy. Ten poets from two cities will collaborate over six months to co-create five spoken-word videos to inspire social change. Follow their story here.

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The project in progress…

The Poetry Exchanges Videos

Throughout lockdown, ten poets from Born Lippy  (Newcastle) and Spoken (London) Collectives met, researched, wrote & rehearsed poems about social issues important to them. Filmmaker – Davey Poremda (Fly Films) brought their message to life by creating five hard hitting videos. The five videos will be released one at a time, every Friday at 2pm […]

The Poetry Exchange Event

WEDNESDAY APRIL 7TH 7.30-9.30PM Born Lippy & Spoken present -THE POETRY EXCHANGE Live and direct from a stage to your living room. Over Ssix months poets from Newcastle & London have visited each others cities to co-create spoken word to inspire social change. This night will be the premier of of those poems performed alongside […]

What’s it all about?

This blog is dedicated to documenting the Poetry Exchange – an exciting partnership project between poets from Newcastle and London, enabling them to visit each others’ cities to write and co-create spoken word videos to inspire social change.   The project is led by two collectives – Born Lippy (Newcastle) and Spoken (London) who both run […]

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