Film Screening Q&A


Mon Jan 31 2022 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm


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Film Screening Q&A
Join us for the screening of three new short poetry films by Young Identity poets, finalists of the BBC Words First 2020 Competition.
About this Event

Join us for the screening of three new short poetry films by Young Identity poets, finalists of the BBC Words First 2020 Competition.

This collection of work is funded by Genesis Kickstart and all explore different aspects of the zeitgeist. The screening will be followed by a Q+A and a Young Identity writing session. Led by outstanding facilitators, versatile poets and established spoken word performers.

Whether you’re already penning your own poetry or just fancy giving it a go we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you to work with Manchester’s premiere youth spoken word project, Young Identity.

Commissioned Artists:

Jardel Rodrigues is a writer, poet, performer and MC from South Manchester. He is a BBC Words First Finalist 2020, UNESCO Slam-O-Vision winner 2021, and Young Identity artist and facilitator. He has been commissioned by Nationwide Bank, Manchester International Festival and HOME. Jardel’s vision for his peice is self-explanatory and tells you all you need to know from only the strength of his words.

Jardel says, “Poetry is subjective... take from it what you need and discard the rest, or simply revel in the power of the voice and lived experience of the poet”. His poem is sprinkled with his personal experiences, mythology, literary references and popular culture.

(P.A.Bitez) Princess Arinola Adegbite is a writer, poet, actress, musician and filmmaker from Manchester. She is a winner of the Slambassadors, a BBC Words First Finalist 2020 and a winner of One Mic Stand Slam (2021)and has just been awarded Young Creative of The Year 2021 by Manchester Culture Awards. P.A. Bitez is also a Young Identity artist and has been commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Selfridges & Co., BBC and The Ripples of Hope Festival.

P.A. Bitez’s Mother Messiah highlights the neglected divine feminine and is a spiritually driven, philosophical inquiry about the role of women. She calls for viewers to acknowledge the significance of femininity. The poem weaves its inspiration from a series of historically iconic women. The surrealist style of the poem mirrors the abstract and subconscious meanings we project onto the female form which blinds us to the brilliant power of nature and female bodies.

Nine McCartney is a poet, TikToker, filmmaker and performer. His work is experimental and often takes on a transgressive tone. He was Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate 2011-2012, One Mic Stand Slam winner (2017) and One of the BBC Words First Finalists 2020. He has been commissioned by HOME, Ripples of Hope Festival and is a Young Identity artist. He has also performed at Manchester International Festival and One Mic Stand Berlin.

Nine McCartney’s piece explores the idea of normativity and society’s obsession with the binaries of right and wrong, good and bad, ugly and beautiful. His commanding piece takes on a comedic tone and attempts to coax the audience into the speaker’s state of mind, into positions on what he views as society’s embedded morals and values.


We would like to thank Sam Taylor from CCCOMPASS who has worked alongside our producer Nicole May and costume designer Sid Couture. Sidnie Pantry (Couture)’s work is featured in ‘Kylie Minogue – The Exhibition’ at Manchester Art Gallery. She won a BEX Award for Black Designer of The Year for her contribution to the fashion scene in Manchester. She is the Founder and CEO of the Manchester-based Sidnie Co Couture. We also want to thank our Young Identity staff for their commitment to supporting the work of young people in Manchester and a big thank-you to Genesis Foundation for their support in funding these short films.

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Home, Theatre 2, Manchester, United Kingdom

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