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A little history...

Speakeasy started as a monthly open mike jam session in June 1999 at the Green Room. The house band soon developed an intimate relationship with the regular performers, which led to the generation of new material every month. Speakeasy late night events have expanded to a variety of Manchester venues, always drawing a culturally diverse audience from Moss Side, Rusholme, Hulme and other central Manchester areas. We have created a platform for participation and self- expression: by breaking down barriers to performance to create an 'art form open to everyone'.



Young Identity


Wordsmith Awards

As seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam 


Speakeasy is proud to present Emmy Award-nominated LIZA GARZA, poet, vocalist and songwriter. Infusing the cultural soul of Mexican folk tunes in modern ballads with the intricacy of Hip Hop rhyme schemes, she bridges the ancestral with the modern. With performances that include The Lincoln Center, The Apollo, the National Association of Latino Arts & Culture, HBO Def Poetry Jam and numerous stages world wide, diverse people are finding a home in her voice.

Tonight's event also features a performance by the Wordsmith 2013 Slam Winners.

Starts: 6pm Doors open: 5.30pm
Tickets: £4 Students £3
School groups free
Advance booking essential. Limited seating!
Tel: 0161 661 4201
School reservations: thewordsmithawards@gmail.coomm

Presented in association with Love Etiquette Foundation, US Embassy and Instituto Cervantes Manchester.

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Lofi R&B Soul & Hiphop
4 Singers & Lyricists & Loopers

Pocket Soul returns for its third season with an extra special guest performance from LEONIE KATE HIGGINS. Having stormed EDINBURGH FRINGE with her show "Bright Lights", singer/songwriter and loop-cellist Leonie will add unchartered melodic twists to Pocket Soul with vocals and loops that are at once ribtickling, moving and captivating.

Pocket Soul is a live electro acoustic loop jam blessed with the full complement of the ManCuniVerses. Singers, poets & MCs coalesce with cutting edge producers & latter-day loopy loop pedal maestros.

HOUSE LOOPERS: Lyricalligraphy, Chris Jam, Segun Lee-French, Colin Thorpe & Ben Price

Entry: £4.00 (free for open mikers)

3MT - 3 Minute Theatre
Afflecks Palace
Oldham St
M1 1JG

Box Office Info: 0161 834 4517

Open mic participants, come down on the night or if you want to perform with the house loopers, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. g