Project Poetry at The Birmingham & Midland Institute


Birmingham Poet Laureate and writer of Birmingham Rep’s hit play ’Grime Boy’ Casey Bailey is set to speak about his journey within creative writing, while talking about his success as a poet at Project Poetry on the 12th March.

On Saturday 12th March, The Birmingham & Midland Institute is hosting Project Poetry which is an event for anyone who is interested in poetry writing and/or reading.

The event has been designed and will be run by Birmingham City University students Asha Kayla Bains and Lauren-Marie Leigh. Both students are currently second year English students.

Hostess Asha Bains has said: ‘Me and my partner Lauren-Leigh want to create a fun and enjoyable activity to attract a younger audience to The Birmingham & Midland Institute.’

The function set to run from 11:00am to 4:00pm and tickets are £4 each.

The day intends to involve writing and analysing poetry using an interactive workshop and ending with an optional poetry performance.

‘Usually, the Institute attracts an older target audience and we thought this would be a way to put the venue on the map for a younger audience.’

‘If the event is a success, we hopefully want to come back in September during Heritage and Culture Week to hold another event!’

Picture provided by Asha Bains

Miss Bains further adds: ‘we chose to ask Casey Bailey to attend the event because he is a very talented artist who proudly represents Birmingham through his poetry.’

Mr Bailey will be performing his poem ‘Fruit Pastels’ on the day.

Tickets are available to buy on Eventbrite.


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