Say Sum Thin 8 - Scratch Show with Open Mic

Friday 27 February 2015 at 7.30pm

Tickets: £6 (£4 Concessions), Djanogly City Academy Theatre

Ages 12 +


The Say Sum Thin 8 Scratch Show with Open Mic will be filled with a range of work from the most experimental performance to the most direct and gripping. There will be an open mic slot for anyone who wants to get up and share and there will also be a guest slot from poet Dave Allen, as part of his poetry cycle tour, raising money for local self-harm support charity, Harmless.

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On Saturday 28 February, there is the Say Sum Thin 8 Headline Show with slam poet Jon Sands. 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.

Dave Allen’s Good to Talk Tour

Dave Allen is cycling over 700 miles in 10 days and performing poetry in 10 cities to raise money for mental health counselling charities. Read more about what’s doing here. In Nottingham, as part of Say Sum Thin 8 he will be supporting Harmless.

Harmless is a user led voluntary organisation that provides a range of services about self harm including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals. It was set up by people who understand self harm and at the heart of our service is a real sense of hope. We know that with the right support and help life can get better. To find out more and to donate to Harmless click here.

Dates & Times

Say Sum Thin 8 - Scratch Show with Open Mic - Fri 27 Feb 7:30pm Fri 27 Feb 7:30pm £4 - £6


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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