Bring Your Own Bars! Poetry

Location: Boxpark Croydon

6:00pm — 10:00pm

Bring Your Own Bars Poetry is back for our summer series of spoken word events! Join us for the second time at Boxpark Croydon for a night of spoken word with the spoken word superheroine, Miss Yankey! This is an 18+ event with limited seating, and open mic sign up on the door.

Guest hosted by Woodzy, our night of bars and wordplay will again be enriched by our DJ Haroon Khan on the decks during the breaks. Our events tend to sell out in advance and the only way to guarantee entry will be via a ticket on Eventbrite!

British/Ghanaian Writer and Spoken Word artist Miss Yankey has captivated audiences from London to Paris, to New York, and as far as Melbourne. Her energy is unmistakable, every word she spills is carefully crafted, performed with passion, and loaded with authenticity. As a part of the international collective ‘FLO Poets’ Miss Yankey is mentored by x7 times Grammy award-nominated Natalie ‘The Floacist’ Stewart, and hosts at two of London’s most popular Spoken Word shows, The Chocolate Poetry Club and Mind Over Matter.

Miss Yankey’s words can be found fused with music on tracks including Black King which opens UK Rapper Logic’s recent release ‘I Am King’; ‘Feelings’ and 'Gila Monster' produced by Robbie Maddix, founder of Music House and formerly of the Stone Roses; and ‘One Less’, recently released on Local Talk Records. Having spent much of lockdown in the studio, you can expect to see this gifted lyricist’s vocals appearing on a steady line of collaborations over the course of 2021 and beyond. Miss Yankey released her debut EP ‘Shadow Work in the Waters’ in December 2020, and Shadow Work in the Fire EP out soon!

Open mic sign ups on the door only with signup starting at 6pm .

Last entry for tickets is at 7:30pm, and check in for open mic tickets cuts off at 7pm strictly.


  • Free registration does not guarantee you entry. If you do not have a paid ticket we strongly advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • Doors open 6pm. Last entry 7:30pm.
  • You are welcome to eat inside the venue (food must be purchased from our delicious BOXPARK traders)
  • This is an over 18s event. Physical photo I.D will be required. No I.D, No Entry.

Line up

Headliner: Miss Yankey
DJ: Haroon Khan
Hosted by: Woodzy & SoftSpoken
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