Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

It’s August, and you know what that means: time for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! We at I Am Loud have been working hard behind the scenes for the past several months preparing a stellar show for you all. For our 8th (!!) Fringe run, we’re presenting Loud Poets: Best of Fringe, a showcase of the very best of UK spoken word poetry. We’re hosting 20 shows over 12 nights featuring 60+ poets.

Many of our evenings at the Scottish Storytelling Centre are double bills with a half-hour break in between. You can buy tickets for individual shows or take advantage of our double bill discount and join us all night for a smorgasbord of poetry! In order to get the discount, please book via the SSC website. Each show has a unique lineup and will feature three spoken word poets, hosted by our Creative Director Kevin Mclean. As always, our favourite part of organising Fringe is curating lineups of brilliant poets we know you’ll love, so without further ado, here’s the full lineup:

Flyer with the full lineup of Loud Poets’ Edinburgh Fringe 2022 run.
‘Full of life, energy and humour, the Loud Poets are making poetry for the masses.’ - Voice Mag
‘The most reliably entertaining spoken word show at the Fringe’ - The Wee Review
‘A wonderful evening that will appeal to poetry lovers and poetry-sceptics alike’ - EdFringeReview.com 
Loud Poets: Best of Fringe
The Very Best of Spoken Word Poetry

5th August - 8:30pm
Imogen Stirling
Ben Norris
Nasim Rebecca Asl

5th August - 10pm
Rob Auton
Molly Naylor
Colin Bramwell

6th August - 10pm
Rosy Carrick
Rachel Amey

11th August - 8:30pm
Fiona Robertson
Carl Alexandersson
Angela Legg

11th August - 10pm
Tina Sederholm
Joe Sellman-Leava
Alycia Pirmohamed

12th August - 8:30pm
Rick Dove
Ray Roberts
Freja Hansen

12th August - 10pm
Ale de Luis
Hannah Lavery
Will Naameh

13th August - 10pm
Rowan McCabe
Alice McCullough
Dominic Berry

18th August - 8:30pm
Miss Leading
Samuel Tongue
Naomi Head

18th August - 10pm
Jenny Foulds
Harry Baker
The Repeat Beat Poet

19th August - 8:30pm
Elizabeth McGeown
Colin Nelson
Mhairi McCall

19th August - 10pm
Stuart kenny
Bick Bagshaw
Ben Macpherson

20th August - 10pm
Lewie Watson
Susi Briggs
Scott Tyrrell

25th August - 8:30pm
Bee Asha
Ross Wilcock

25th August - 10pm
Culain Wood
Emma Atkin
Kevin Mclean

26th August - 8:30pm
Gray Crosbie
Paul Case
Laura Thurlow

26th August - 10pm
Georgia Bartlett-McNeil
Chelsie Nash
Lewis Brown

27th August - 8:30pm
Kevin P. Gilday
Sarah Grant
Themo H. Peel

27th August - 10pm
Mark Gallie
Katie Ailes
Bex Sherwood

28th August - 8:30pm
Loud Poets: Fringe Slam
£250 Cash Prize
Enter by 19th August

I’m looking forward to performing on the evening of the 27th along with the rest of the I Am Loud crew!

The wonderful poet Callum O’Dwyer has created our Fringe trailers and intro videos since our first run in 2014, so it was a joy – and essential! – to feature him again this year. Check out our trailer here:

Our final show this August, on Sunday the 28th, is our annual Fringe Slam! Compete for the coveted title of Loud Poets Slam Champion and for a £250 cash prize. To put your name in the hat, please sign up here by 19th August.

We couldn’t be more excited to share all this poetry with you – hope you can join us this month! Tickets are on sale via the Scottish Storytelling Centre website or by phoning 0131 556 9579. See you soon! – Katie

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