Unity Words was 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 that ran from January 2016 to June 2017.

The event had a standard format of one nationally known headliner, followed by a regional or local support poet and five open mic spots who attended a workshop earlier in the day before performing in the evening. We brought 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.