Unreasonable Rhymes: A WOW showcase

august, 2022

21aug3:00 pm4:30 pmUnreasonable Rhymes: A WOW showcase

Event Details

An evening of incredible talent showcasing the work of festival favourites; musician and writer ‘Blue Saint’, poet and educator, Levi Tafari, performance artist and writer Amina Atiq and author and director at RiseUp CiC, Ashleigh Nugent.

Blue Saint (Daniel Sebuyange) is a Congolese and British rapper, singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, actor, producer and designer. The Writing on the Wall Young Writers alumni and winner of Merseyrail Sound Station 2014, writes lyrics that incorporate a range of political, social, philosophical and cultural references with themes usually centred around social injustices.

Levi Tafari was born and raised in the city of Liverpool by his Jamaican parents. Tafari runs creative writing workshops at schools, colleges, universities and prisons and most recently he has applied his work to working with the British Council, undertaking tours to the Czech Republic, Jordan, Portugal, Germany and Singapore. Formerly the Writer in Residence at Charles University in Prague, he has also appeared in many television programs including Blue Peter and Grange Hill and a film about Rastafari for BBC television’s Everyman program.

Amina Atiq is a Yemeni-Scouse writer, a performance artist, facilitator and activist. She was awarded the Liverpool John Moore’s University Citizenship for her active and community engagement work and awarded the best North West volunteer by Human Appeal. A Young Associate for Curious Minds and BBC Words First Finalist 2019. She has been featured on various artistic platforms such as BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 6 music, BBC 4 Radio, Bitesize, Arab News, The Independent, British Muslim TV @ thewarehouse, Writing on the Wall, Skinny magazine, Whispering Dialogue, CAAT, and Human Appeal.

Ashleigh Nugent’s debut ‘Locks’, a captivating exploration of race, class and identity, has been picked up by Picador (Pan Macmillan). He was awarded Liverpool City Region Artist of the Year in 2022. Ashleigh has also been published in academic journals, poetry anthologies and magazines. Nugent’s one-man-show, based on ‘Locks’, received rave audience reviews following showings in theatres and prisons throughout the UK. Nugent is a director at RiseUp CiC, where he uses his own life experience, writing, and performance to support prisoners and inspire change.

Part of the Serious Nonsense Festival.



(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Shakespeare North Playhouse - Studio

Prospero Place

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