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Regina Word Up Open Mic featuring ZHE the FREE

September 13, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative City Centre in partnership with Artesian on 13th present Regina Word Up at The Artesian!  

Regina Word Up Open Mic featuring ZHE the FREE 

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023  

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (SK time), doors open at 6:30 pm  

Location: The Artesian, 2627 13th Ave, Regina, SK  

Price: Recommended donation of $5 or pay what you can. (Cash)   

*Free if you perform!  

* Sign up at the door.  

* First come, first served.  

*All ages  

The Artesian is a fully licensed, all-ages, and wheel-chair accessible facility located in the heart of Regina’s Cathedral Neighbourhood.  

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CREATIVE CITY CENTRE PRESENTS REGINA WORD UP AT THE ARTESIAN!  

The pandemic encouraged the Creative City Centre to pivot and transform the Hague Gallery, the beloved home of open mics and poetry slams for close to a decade, into a production studio when safe in-person performances weren’t possible. The CCC now produces exciting digital content and professional development — check it out athttps://creativecitycentre.ca/.   

We are thrilled to partner with The Artesian to use this beautiful community space as a backdrop for poetry once again.  

 

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7pm – Open Mic  

8 pm – Feature performer  

9 pm – Ends  

 

Our open mic is an opportunity for folks to gather and share appreciation for the art of spoken word. Everyone is welcome on our pressure-free stage for 5-minute spots. All genres, styles, and stories will be celebrated. (Please see community guidelines below.)  

We encourage audience members to engage during the performances – snap, make cheesecake noises (mm’s and yes), laugh, stomp, or otherwise make your appreciation known!  

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Feature performer:  

ZHE the FREE is a poet, rapper, multi-disciplinary artist and explosive performer. She values the work of community building and healing through creative expression. ZHE brings the power of the feminine alive through her lyrical prowess. From freestyle, to brilliant storytelling, ZHE pulls you in with the unique space her voice creates and captivating stage presence. ZHE strives to inspire her audience to engage in artistic expression and foster meaningful relationships. ZHE is well versed in both hip hop and spoken word. “Poetry was one of my first loves, and rap is a soul mate for me because it combines rhythm and poetry”. ZHE has worked as an Artist Mentor for youth teaching rap and spoken word for over 8 years and she is currently the SK Arts Artist in Residence at Chokecherry Studios in Saskatoon, leading the Youth Artists and Advocates Speak program. As a poet, ZHE ignites the room from the moment she touches the microphone. She connects with audiences on a deep level through the realness she brings to the stage and powerful messages she shares. Her poetry explores themes of love, nature, and the rawness of being human. ZHE is a powerful storyteller and enjoys weaving words into an immersive experience. She writes what she feels, and her spoken word brings you on a journey of emotion and interconnection. 

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GUIDELINES, COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS AND CONSENT STATEMENTS  

At the Creative City Centre we always strive for inclusivity and respect in the community both inside and out of our facility, which is why we have compiled the following guidelines to remember both for our events and also in everyday life.
• We encourage respecting the way folks self-identify, without assuming gender, sexuality, orientation, religion, or ability.
• We understand that at times folks may need to leave or engage in other methods of self-care, and that’s okay.
• We encourage language that promotes inclusivity, education, and awareness and dislike all forms of explicit ignorance including, but not limited to, hate speech, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism.
• We encourage the culture of consent meaning we respect people’s physical, verbal, and emotional boundaries. This means respecting that some people might not want to be hugged and if you want to engage physically in any way with a person it is important to ask permission before doing so.  

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Regina Word Up is a program of the Creative City Centre. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, City of Regina, and the Canada Council for the Arts that make programs like this one possible. We are grateful to The Artesian, who are facility partners for these events.  

For more information on programs and opportunities, please visitwww.creativecitycentre.ca
For more information, please email spokenword@creativecitycentre.ca 

 

Details

Date:
September 13, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Artesian
2627 13th Ave
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Details

Date:
September 13, 2023
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Artesian
2627 13th Ave
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
+ Google Map
View Venue Website