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TOAST presents

Nikita Gill

Thursday 23 May, 6.00pm

Speak Easy, Festival Gardens

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Tickets: £7.50 - £10.00

Some of the UK’s best poets and performers will be coming to the Norfolk & Norwich Festival Speak Easy. TOAST is poetry, but not as you know it. Norfolk’s biggest poetry night, hosted by Lewis Buxton, is taking over a festival stage for three days of poetry, spoken word, story telling and performance. Funny, emotional and entertaining, TOAST redefines what poetry is and can be.

Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill is an Irish-Indian poet who has the attention of 700,000 Instagram followers worldwide for her work. Her work offers a shift of perspective which centres women in both Greek and Hindu myth as well as folklore. She has given a TEDx Talk, spoken at every major literary festival in the UK and been shortlisted for the Goodreads Choice Award in poetry three times, the Childrens Poetry Award two times and longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Gill has written seven poetry collections and two verse novels. Her book of fables for children Animal Tales from India and her newest verse novel for Doctor Who were both out in October 2023. 

Important information

Venue: Speak Easy , Festival Gardens

Age guidance: 14+ (discussion of adult themes and language)

Duration: 1hr

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Tickets: £10.00

Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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23 May

06:00 pm

£7.50 - £10.00

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Masthead image: Lewis Buxton

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