Tuesday 4th October

@ The Hip Hop Chip Shop

Who's Performing?



Tom is known on the poetry scene as The Chubby Northerner.

He speaks a lot about male body positivity and mental health.

He has been featured on BBC Radio Manchester multiple times, BBC Upload Festival, BBC I Player and his poem “The Final Step” opened the Champions League Final 2021 on BT Sport.

He also became the face of B&M Bargains viral Christmas campaign with his poetry. His spoken word show also won The Royal Exchange’s Local Tale competition.

He has book out called Lovely Chubbly featured in Waterstones and features in the 6 biggest libraries in the UK.

Also Tom has been published in the Buzzing Bards anthology, UP ‘Ere anthology and in The British Library Lockdown Upload Stories.


Sharena Lee Satti is a Bradford based spoken word artist, poet, event host, poetry workshop facilitator and educator. Her book ‘SHE’ was published in 2020 by the prize-winning publishing company The Verve Poetry Press and she is currently working on her new, as yet untitled, book, funded by the Arts Council, due to be published by the Verve Poetry Press in 2023. 
Sharena’s poetry has been described as real and raw drawing on her own life experiences, struggles, cultural identity and upbringing – often addressing themes that can be difficult to talk about but which express a genuine vulnerability that creates the opportunity for others to also accept and address their own thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Her poetry is also featured in ‘100 Voices, 100 Women Share Their Stories of Achievement’, to be published by Unbound released this March 2022.

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Where & When?

Tuesday 4th October 2022

The Hip Hop Chip Shop
44 Blossom Street, Ancoats
M4 6BA

Doors Open & Open Mic Sign Up: 6.30pm
Show Starts: 7.30pm – 10pm
Music & Networking: 10pm – 11pm

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