Be amazed by Buddy Wakefield

World Poetry Slam champion Buddy Wakefield is coming to town. Prepare to be tongue-tied...

By: Clare Howdle,   1 minute

We believe in feeding our creativity at every opportunity, and we especially enjoy drinking in the pure passion for words offered up by some of our favourite performance poets.

Last year – under the guise of Telltales – we lured creative genius Ross Sutherland down to Falmouth with his smashing lecture on what game design can teach us about creativity. Building on that success, we’re now thrilled to present wordsmith supreme, Buddy Wakefield – two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion who’s been featured on HBO, BBC and Def Poetry Jam, published internationally and performed everywhere from New Orleans to New York, San Quentin to Rotterdam.

On a rare visit to the UK, and for one night only, Buddy will be helping us celebrate the pure love of raw, powerful, humorous and heartbreaking words – with support from standout local writer Callum Mitchell who’ll be fresh from successfully pedalling his poetry around the UK at venues including Glastonbury, Port Eliot, the Barbican, the Southbank and Edinburgh.

So if you want to witness “a talent so boundless, audiences can’t help but gasp” (Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Everything is Everything),  join us in Falmouth on Tuesday 4 September, 7pm in the Daniell Room at The Poly.

Expect goosebumps.


Tickets £4, available from The Poly box office, 01326 319461 or through The Poly website


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