House of Verse

Somewhere for everyone What is House of Verse?Upcoming Events

House of Verse

Somewhere for everyone What is House of Verse?Upcoming Events

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HOUSE OF VERSE:
ONE ENTERTAINING COMMUNITY. JOIN OUR VARIETY CULTURE.

We are an eclectic, electric, creative collective. We share regular variety events across Leicester. We welcome all art forms: spoken word, rap, beatbox, comedy, DJing, live music, art, projection and beyond… We are somewhere for everyone.

A little story about busking

Here's my little story about busking: How did I start and was I ready for it ?   When I was 18 years old I stopped caring about playing guitar and music in general. Prior to this I had been playing classical and acoustic guitar for around 6 years! So why? The...

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A little story about busking

Here's my little story about busking: How did I start and was I ready for it ?   When I was 18 years old I stopped caring about playing guitar and music in general. Prior to this I had been playing classical and acoustic guitar for around 6 years! So why? The...

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How to cope with stage fright

Whenever I confess to a new acquaintance that I’m a performance poet, they will invariably respond with one of these stock phrases: “Do people actually come to see poetry shows?”  “How do you make any money?” and “Don’t you get scared performing on stage?” The short...

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“House of Verse transformed what could have been an oppressively sterile space into something alive and organic. It was an absolutely perfect fit for the festival, creating a central hub of noise and intensely good vibes. It was like having a house party at the heart of everything.”

– John Helps
Contractor, Handmade Festival

“I had to convince my mate to come to House of Verse as he wasn’t even remotely interested, by the end of the night he was writing his first piece of spoken word poetry!”

– Simon Jenner
Voluntary Action Leicester

“It was and continues to be the coolest and biggest living room in Leicester.” 

– David Conrad Dhonau
Multi Instrumentalist, Music Tutor

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