Stirred Launch!

You can now find Stirred listed under Spoken Word, on The Three Minute Theatre’s website!

This is our third launch in our lives. The first was at the Thirsty Scholar, we were but one years old and the trains from Oxford road chugged by as we read our poems. The lighting was amazing, but we moved on quickly…

The second launch was at Sandbar where we grew to the age of two; the familiar proximity of the bus route, the wooden tables and funding for cake. Many good times were had.

Our third launch will be on the 22nd April. We are hoping to have some form of celebratory bubbly in this our third year.  We invite you to read on the open mic, tribute pieces of your favourite female poet, your own work, an on the spot poem written about Anna’s blue hair. There will also be….

Special Guests

Judy Kendall

Judy Kendall is an award-winning English poet, short story writer, playwright and Hawthornden fellow. She delights to play with shape and space in her work, which is strongly informed by the visual aesthetics of Japanese haiku.

Sarah Crewe

Sarah Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool. Her chapbooks include flick invicta from Oystercatcher and Aqua Rosa from erbacce press. She co-edited Binders Full of Women with Sophie Mayer and Catechism: Poems For Pussy Riot. She is also a member of Stinky Bear Press, who do music nights and zines in London. She has work forthcoming in the Fit To Work: Poets Against Atos anthology and Shearsman magazine.

Ben Willems

Ben Willems has been writing poetry for about 10 years and living in Manchester for four years since studying at MMU. He tries to write poetry which is subversive, suggestive and sonorous. Sometimes it’s acerbic, sometimes it’s slapstick, sometimes it’s sentimentally suspect. Recent highlights include appearing at Platform 1 in London getting a poem into BOMP 3, and having the same poem exhibited briefly on the Rochdale Canal Trail until it was ripped off and ended up in a puddle.

A pro-feminist, alternative poetry performance night; Stirred has been running for two years and is thrilled to be moving into it’s third year at Three Minute Theatre! Taking place the third Monday of every month, £1 entry, with unexpected prizes for an on-the-spot writing task. Anna Percy is your compere supported by Rebecca Audra Smith, there are special guests at each event. The night aims to embrace male and female voices with an emphasis on female role models in poetry, tribute poems optional. Open micers can sign up on the facebook event, follow @StirredPoetry and for news.


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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