‘Words First’ is a talent development scheme that sees BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Asian Network and BBC Contains Strong Language come together to discover the best emerging spoken word artists in the UK.
1Xtra and Asian Network are two of the most important platforms for young voices, and ‘Words First’ has a strong record in discovering new lyrical talent.
After a UK-wide search, the finalists come together tonight to perform new work created during the scheme. Come and support 2 Young Identity’s poets’ finalists.
Words First ambassador is writer and poet Jude Yawson, and he has chosen the theme of connectivity in the modern age.