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Poets Vs MCs

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Brighton's poets and rappers ended their 16-year feud with an epic spoken word battle at the Concorde. The victor here is the winner forever, right? Well...

Jan 29, 2019

Brighton’s legendary spoken word battle is winding down after 16 years. We spoke to the team captains to find out why the war of words is finally over.

Jan 17, 2019
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There were superb performances all round at the 15th bout of Brighton's annual spoken word battle, even with hosts threatening to drop out. But who won?

Jan 24, 2018
Poets vs MCs 2017 | Brighton Source

The annual spoken word battle saw Brighton's best wordsmiths slugging it out at the Concorde in a heated but brilliant lyrical display.

Jan 24, 2017
Gramski | Brighton Source

We caught up with controversial freestyler Gramski ahead of his last appearance at the annual Poets Vs MCs spoken word battle at the Concorde.

Jan 15, 2017
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Brian Wilson and Suede headed up a weekend of great music in Preston Park which even some very British weather couldn't dampen.

Sep 6, 2016

The Poets Vs MCs Youth Team brings a new breed of brilliant lyricists to Brighton's Open Air Theatre as part of Starboard Festival.

Jun 6, 2016
99% Festival | Brighton Source

Brighton’s People’s Assembly put the party first – literally – in an exciting celebration of local arts and activism at the Synergy Centre.

Mar 16, 2016
Poets vs MCs | Brighton Source

Now a Brighton institution, the annual spoken word battle got hot and heavy at the Concorde last week. Here's what happened.

Feb 2, 2016

The spoken word show returns for a youth special on The Level as well as a Brighton Vs London battle at The Old Market.

May 22, 2015

The Concorde was at bursting point for the annual spoken word showdown, still packing in the surprises twelve years on.

Jan 25, 2015

We chatted to the Brighton wordsmith, musician and mentor about this week's Poets Vs MCs spoken word battle at the Concorde.

Jan 18, 2015
Poets Slash MCs | Brighton Source

This spoken word festival special saw Brighton's poets and rappers getting all loved up at the Spiegeltent.

May 15, 2014
Tommy Sissons | Brighton Source

Veterans of Brighton's spoken word scene train teenagers for a Fringe slam showcase.

Apr 28, 2014

The ten-year-old Brighton subcultural feud celebrates its anniversary with a glorious tongue-in-cheek showdown at the Concorde2.

Jan 26, 2013
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