Say Sum Thin 8 - Headline Show with Jon Sands

Saturday 28 February 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £9 (£7 Concessions), Djanogly City Academy Theatre

Ages 12+


After an explosive show of theatrical material from Mouthy Poets, New York slam poet Jon Sands will add his unique voice to the heady mix on Saturday 28 February. Jon’s work has been featured in The New York Times and anthologized in 2014 Best American Poetry. He is the co-founder of Poets in Unexpected Places and a Youth Mentor with Urban Word-NYC. He teaches creative writing at a HIV/AIDS service centre in Harlem and the Positive Health Project in Manhattan. He has represented New York City many times at the U.S. National Poetry Slam and tours extensively, but lives in Brooklyn.

On Friday 27 February, there will be the Say Sum Thin 8 Scratch Show with Open Mic. Click here for more information and to book tickets. You can purchase a combined ticket for £11 (£9 concessions) for both events but these tickets can only be purchased by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

NB: Both of these shows are held at Djanogly City Academy Theatre but tickets are to be booked through Nottingham Playhouse, either online or by calling Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

Say Sum Thin 8

Two spoken word shows that will change your perception of poetry through young people and of young people through poetry. Written, produced and performed by Nottingham’s finest and mouthiest poets, both shows will showcase their deft artistry and brave honesty. Held for the first time at Djanogly City Academy featuring input from the students, Say Sum Thin 8 will be political, personal, funny, dramatic, challenging and powerful. New York slam poet Jon Sands adds his unique voice to an already heady mix on Saturday 28 February. Do not miss this chance to hear these stories.

Dates & Times

Say Sum Thin 8 - Headline Show with Jon Sands - Sat 28 Feb 7:30pm Sat 28 Feb 7:30pm £7 - £9


Breathtaking, exuberant talent.

Nottingham Post

Alive, vital, moving and fun.

Audience member Say Sum Thin 7

For Jon Sands:

A poet who can combine the lightning strokes of page poetry with all the panache of the kind of performance that takes absolute possession of a room.

Jack McCarthy


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