Off The Chest is bringing all the poetry vibes to Rich Mix for Bridging Landscapes, an exhibition curated by Aisha Zia.

For your chance to take to the stage, book your ticket and sign up for the poetry open mic on the day of the event.

Featuring lisa luxx, Bayan Goudarzpour and one more special poet to be announced.

lisa luxx is an poet, activist and writer of British and Syrian heritage. Her poems are published in The Telegraph, The London Magazine and by publishers including Hatchette and Saqi Books. Her work is broadcast on Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and TEDx. In 2021 she toured UK theatres with the show for her verse play Eating the Copper Apple, produced by a team of all Arab women artists. Her debut book Fetch Your Mother’s Heart is out now through Out-Spoken Press. Her short stories are published by Comma Press.

Bayan is a poet, writer and twitter enthusiast. She started her journey as a poet in 2006 as a Roundhouse Poet and went on to join the Barbican Young Poets in 2009 until 2013. She is an alumnus of Unislam Post-emerging Poets and is currently the Poetry Editor at Khidr Zine and she has completed an MA in Poetry at Newcastle University. She spends the rest of her time trying her best to tend to her community and writing her unaccredited opinions into long essay forms.

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