Desree, 1990sChris, Shauna & Liv Wynter onstage at Leeds Brudenell Social Club for the first Spoken:Heard, taken by Cal Blagbrough, June 2021

Spoken:Heard is an LGBTQ+ focused spoken word event created in partnership with Come Play With Me in Leeds. The event brings together LGBTQ+ identifying spoken word artists/poets, soundscape creators and other creatives from around the UK to create a unique composition, performed live. 

For the first Spoken:Heard, spoken word artists and activists Desree, Liv Wynter and 1990s Chris performed their works in collaboration with Leeds based DJ/producer Shauna in June 2021. 

As a woman of colour, a lot of Desree’s work provides hard hitting and thought provoking discussions around race and gender, while non-binary activist Liv Wynter’s pieces often make audiences laugh with their sarcasm and amusing takes relating to their experience as an anti-fascist protester. The work of up and coming performer 1990’s Chris discusses the pressures around conforming to traditional roles of masculinity as a bisexual working class man. 

Shauna, whose recent EP ‘Original Workout’ pays homage to the queer dancefloors she misses so much, will be performing alongside Desree, Liv and 1990’s Chris at the event, creating original soundscapes to soundtrack their words.

Events; Details of future events in venues and online will be released in due course