About TILT

Spoken Word curators & producers

Tilt opens up new spaces for spoken word, and its links to music, performance and visual expression.

Daljit Nagra by Sarah Lee

Since 2005, the company has produced events featuring talents such as Mike Ladd, Ursula Rucker, Sophie Woolley, Brian Patten and Patience Agbabi. Last year we hosted Amiri Baraka for a one-date England event that incorporated a performance, an in conversation event and poetic tributes by Jean 'Binta' Breeze and New Orleans poet Chuck Perkins. We have hosted a UK Tour for Jamaican dub poet and reggae artist Mutabaruka. We host the acclaimed 'Liming’ events which fuse spoken word with a carnival sensibility. We start a new series of 'Liming on Tour' events this autumn, at the Rich Mix, with our patron the acclaimed poet John Agard

Tilt is the sister company to renaissance one www.renaissanceone.co.uk. renaissance one works with the full range of literature - offering events, touring, project management and consultancy as well as mentoring and career development to writers and emerging producers. It celebrates 10 years of business and creative activities in 2010.

Spoken Word Styles

photo of Francesca Beard

photo of Francesca Beard

‘Tilt can always be trusted upon to set the space for spoken word, top notch poets, DJ's and the people to mix it up. The people that attend are often as interesting to watch as the acts up on stage. Their event London Liming never ceases to amaze, to inspire and to pull out of the hat the ‘something other’.

Anjan Saha, London Literature Lounge

What they say

‘Spoken Word pioneers’ Channel 4

Tilt continues to produce sterling events combining different styles of performers both established and new. Appealing to all the senses, tilt is a smorgasbord of delight you'll want to come back to again and again.

Heather Taylor, writer