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Spoken Word Night! @ Canal Cafe
Spoken Word Night! @ Canal Cafe

Tue, 11 Jun


Canal Cafe

Spoken Word Night! @ Canal Cafe

A cornucopia of great poetry, spoken word and comedy from a variety of artists.

Time & Venue

11 Jun 2024, 19:30 – 22:00

Canal Cafe, 2 Canal Wharf, Chichester PO19 8WZ, UK

What you need to know

Our 2024 Spoken Word Night consists of four performances, plus Mia Reed beforehand at 18:00 (which you can purchase tickets for separately on our website).  

About Ryan Burle: Write, Flight or Freeze 

Write, Flight or Freeze explores the connection between performer and audience in a poetic conversation surrounding themes of identity, love, loss and ambition.

Ryan is a local performance poet and a professional actor from Chichester. He spent the last 7 years trotting around the globe, from being a long-haul flight attendant, to teaching dance in Canada with absolutely no dance experience. After gaining a first class degree in Acting, his poetry became his latest venture. 

You can find Ryan on Instagram

About Jack Burnham: Shimmer by Shimmer 

A spoken word choral piece in which four voices intertwine, interrogate, break apart and strike discordant notes along a journey into the depths of the human heart.

Jack has worked as librettist on the opera 'Saudade' which was performed at the Nodo Festival in Czechia in 2022. He has also had his written work performed in the Minerva Theatre as part of the Playpod programme and at the Hightide Festival.

About Jill Palmer 

A series of humorous poems with philosophical themes. Poetry to raise questions and raise a smile.

Jill has performed her poetry at Victorious Festival 2023.

About Nicki's Spoken and Comedy Show: Nicki Watts 

A great mix of funny poetry, entertaining monologues, comedy characters and a little stand up. Fun and laughter guaranteed. She's naughty, straight talking and sometimes controversial...

Nicki is an experienced spoken word artist, writer, actress and compere. She has performed at countless venues (mainly but not exclusively in Eastbourne) and in a variety of different settings. 

Ticket info

Standard: £12

NHS/Concessions: £10

Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis. Refunds are not available, though if you can't make the show, you can always pass your ticket on to someone else.

The venue

Chichester Canal Cafe is one of the most beautiful locations in the city centre to relax and enjoy some refreshments.

Please read our Accessibility Guide if you’d like information on our 2024 venues.


This event is suitable for 15+. 


  • Standard

    Seats are served on a first come first served basis.

    +£0.30 service fee
  • NHS/Concessions

    Seats are served on a first come first served basis.

    +£0.25 service fee



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