Art of Life: Poetry and Spoken Word Event + Joan Day Painting Bursary ExhibitionFriday 5th October 6.00-9.30pmA celebration of Poetry & Art for National Poetry DaySouth Square Centre will hold its first open mic spoken word and poetry event. We welcome writers, speakers and artists from Bradford to share with us your artwork and poetry and stories. Open mic sign up on the evening. We are excited to be joined by Simon Widdop, Dionne V Hood, David Driver and Kevin Flaherty who will be judging the evening’s performances. Express your interest now for the chance to win one of three poetry prizes; 1st £50, 2nd £30, 3rd £20.The event will be a friendly and relaxed environment welcoming experienced and new performers to the stage.Join us for a drop-in zine making workshop, add in some poetry of your own or write a page with a friend in this workshop led by Jean McEwan. The event has been organised by local Poet Sharena Lee Satti & South Square Programme Manager Alice Withers. Snacks and Drinks will be available to purchase on the eveningAll welcome to come & celebrate this wonderful evening of Art & PoetryTo add your name please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name below. ALSO OPENING FRIDAY 5 OCT:Joan Day Painting Bursary: Marie CollierExhibition Opens Friday 5th OctoberExhibition Continues until Sunday 29th OctoberSouth Square Centre will also be opening a new exhibition showcasing this year’s Joan Day Painting Bursary recipient. The award was presented local artist Marie Collier. Marie will be using the bursary to combine parts of her practice explore her mixed-media practice combining video, light projection and painted surfaces.