As part of Bristol Festival of Literature and with our best mates Blahblahblah we're delighted to welcome Raymond Antrobus to The Thunderbolt, Bath Road, Bristol. 

He will be joined by emerging Bristol poet Dareece James who entered the Simon Powell Poetry Prize for GCSE English students when she was 16 and was selected as one of the ten winners. 

Dareece is currently studying for a degree in Sociology which is reflected in her poems where she discusses inequality, identity and social change.

Raymond Antrobus is a Jamaican British poet, photographer and former lead educator on the Spoken Word Education MA Programme at Goldsmiths University.

He's from Hackney, East London and is currently working on a collection of poems, ‘The Island That’s Hard To Find In English’ that explores the contradictions of a Caribbean/European identity. Raymond will perform a selection of work from ‘The Island That’s Hard To Find In English’. 

It's gonna be grand. Tickets from

Tickets: £5 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008

Check out some of Raymond’s work here