About This Show

The Cockpit’s RE-ENCHANT Festival returns with a week-long programme of shows, workshops, panels and more, celebrating spoken word performance with new and established, groundbreaking UK-based poets and musicians. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, RE-ENCHANT is expertly curated by spoken word cognoscenti Pete The Temp and Eleanor Clarke. The festival features a gloriously diverse range of voices at the forefront of the 21st century evolution of the oral tradition, including Sarah Lasoye, Barbra Brownskirt, John Hegley, and Sip + Rhyme’s Joly Lick. Plus, there’s discussions on working class voices in spoken word and workshops with opportunities for writing and performing your own compositions. RE-ENCHANT Festival grew out of EMERGENCE – The Cockpit’s initiative for platforming emerging sounds and new talent from the worlds of jazz and beyond, part of their long-running JAZZ IN THE ROUND programme. As the world breaks down, the spoken-word recomposes consciousness and vandalises literary forms. Join us.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 07 May 2024 Final Performance: 12 May 2024
Location: The Cockpit, Inner London

Gateforth Street,

Inner London,


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