Freak Speak stage at PECT's Green Festival 2016

Freak Speak Presents:

Thought For Food

Freak Speak is super duper stoked to announce that we are hosting a tasty poetry stage for this year's Green Festival in Peterborough on Saturday 13th August.

Introducing - Thought For Food

Thought for Food is a collaboration between Freak Speak, Alex Tyler (who came up with the kickass idea), PECT, and you. We'll be using poetry to collect donations for Peterborough Food Bank. If you want to perform, bring a can. If you want to watch, bring a box.

Green Festival 2016 poetry

We'll be situated in the Green Square (in the beautiful new poetry benches outside Burger King/Queensgate entrance) and the day will be split into two sections.


There are 12 slots up for grabs at our open mic. 10 minutes a piece. To keep it fair, we'll be filling up 6 slots in advance for you eager beavers that want to ensure you get on the bill, and the other 6 slots will only be available on the day. To grab one of the slots before they're gone, email Charley or contact us via Speak with Freak. All we ask is that at least one poem in your set deals with green themes associated with the Green Festival, and that you bring an item of food for the food bank. Oh, and that you're not a sweary fairy, as y'know, family audiences.


THAT'S RIGHT. Freak Speak are doing Peterborough's first ever slam and it's going to be outrageous. Up to 8 slammers will fight for the right to wear the title of Peterborough's FIRST SLAM CHAMPION, and all for a wicked cause. Entry costs 2 items of food, or a £3 donation to Peterborough Food Bank.

Again, we'd love poems that are about green themes, and they must be suitable for a family audience. Each slammer will have a 5 minute time limit, and will be judged by a team of local superheroes (to be announced). The winner will get free entry for them and two guests to BOTH upcoming Freak Speaks (7th October 2016 & 10th February 2017). To apply, send an example of your work and a brief bio (200 words max) to Charley or via Speak with Freak.