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by Jay Johnson (subscribe)
Living, working and writing in the rainy city of Manchester.
Are you brave enough to step up to the open mic?
As part of the PUSH festival at HOME Pen:Chant showcases some great talent. Get ready for a night of the best talent in the city, this is one event you will not want to miss.

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Are you brave enough to step up to the Mic? (Image: Ed Schipul)

The North West is full of new and established artists and the PUSH festival is a great chance for you to experience all the new and exciting work. Over two weeks some amazing events are coming to Manchester, emerging talent will have a stage to showcase their work and you will not want to miss the line up on offer.

Pen:Chant is one of the first events on the opening weekend. It is a night of open mic alongside a line up of poets, comedians, musicians and performers. Taking place at 8pm until Midnight on Saturday 13th January this is the first weekend of the festival and the line up of programmes will not disappoint. HOME is the best place in Manchester for discovering contemporary art and new performers. The festival is unique in the way it celebrates emerging talent alongside professionals. The arts industry is extremely difficult to break into and this festival gives new artists a platform. Come along and support the next generation of talent in this wonderful weekend event.

Featured on the night is music from Josephine Oniyama, poetry from Dave Viney and comedy from Jonathan Mayor. The great thing about Pen:Chant is the diversity of the art forms, you don't just get to enjoy one performance type you get to enjoy a night of variety. From seasoned professionals to newbies on the block this is a night of established talent and new voices.

If you are feeling brave and think you can step up to the plate and show some of your own work you can book an open mic slot. Why not show the people of Manchester what you can do, to book a slot email

The night will be hosted by Ben Mellor the award winning writer and performer and will take place in Theatre 2 at HOME. Tickets cost 10 (or 8 for concessions). As part of the PUSH festival you can save money by buying multiple tickets for different shows.

Book now for a night of variety and performance that will delight everyone.
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Why? For a night of open mic
When: Saturday 13th January 2018- 8pm-Midnight
Where: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 4FN
Cost: 10 Full/ 8 Concessions
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