Unity Words is our monthly programme of events held at Unity Works in Wakefield in partnership with A Firm Of Poets and part-funded by the Arts Council.

The event has a standard format of one nationally known headliner, followed by a regional or local support poet and five open mic spots who attend a workshop earlier in the day before performing in the evening. 2016 saw us bring some of the biggest names in spoken word to Wakefield including Hollie McNish, Buddy Wakefield, Luke Wright and Salena Godden, while also supporting and developing local talent.

Our 2017 programme has been successful in obtaining further Arts Council funding and throughout the year we will be running events on the last Wednesday of every month in the Unity Works Cafe Bar. For up to date listings and more information check out our What’s On tab or visit the Unity Words page here.