Say hello to the first of our THREE supporting slots at our May edition of Freak Speak. Yep, the calibre of applicants was so high I couldn't just have two.
This is Ben, say 'hi, Ben'.
Ben Norris is an actor, writer and spoken-word artist. He was 2013 UK All-Stars Poetry Slam Champion, his debut one-man show won the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award, and in 1998 he finished a very close second in the Mapperley Plains Primary School Mini-Marathon. He's appeared on festival and concert hall stages across the country, and his work has been broadcast numerous times on BBC radio. Ben is originally from Nottingham but now, despite his best efforts, lives in London.
We're super excited to see Ben in action on Friday 13th May. To get your Freak Speak tickets, check out Freak Gigs or head straight to Eventbrite.
Here's a sneak peek at one of his poems. This one's called Punchline, and is taken from an initiative Ben is doing called PAW (Poem a Week):