A faith-inspired, uplifting, inspirational evening of soulful gospel music, positive vibes, drama performances and top quality Spoken Word Poetry

Event held every 2nd Thursday of the month

at Harlem Soul

(previously Boondocks)

205 City Rd
London EC1V 1JN

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At every Transcendence event we will have a main act, the headliner of the whole event, the principal performer of the night. This poet will be critically acclaimed, very experienced, successful and renown for their poetry and related work. The Spoken Word Artists who will headline will have other titles they are known for, such as recording artist, writer, director, teacher, activist, playwright, actor, published author, rap artist, etc and will therefore be bringing something very unique and special to the night!

Featured artist

At every Transcendence event we will have performances by 2 featured artists, established and up-and-coming spoken word poets, handpicked by FCP, who are skilled, experienced poets, who have been on the poetry scene for a while and who are building up a name for themselves and working hard for recognition in their chosen field.

Performances will also include special appearances by well-known rappers, actors, song-writers, vocalists and musicians who will try their hand at performing some Spoken Word..maybe even for the first time!

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open mic

At every Transcendence event we will give new or inexperienced poets a chance to perform on stage to an audience, this allows poets to practice their craft, get feedback and boosts confidence as they get used to performing their work live!

We will have 7 slots available for Open Mic’ers so if you’d like to perform then sign up asap! If you sign up early enough you may even have the opportunity to get involved with the special feature that Artistic Director Jermaine Wong will put together. If you have another talent that you’d like to incorporate into your spoken word piece (i.e. An instrument, movement, drama) please mention this in your email, feel free to be creative!

fcp performance

At every Transcendence event FCP will have a special feature or an unexpected twist to the night, something different that your average poetry night doesn't offer, at our last event Jermaine Wong and actress Oluchi Nwabuwa performed our award-winning short film No Poetry live! Our aim is to create something innovative and memorable each time.

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Aims of Transcendence

Our aim is to have an experience of a poetry night that Transcends above the norm.

To allow expression, for poets and performers to;

  • Share life

  • Express self

  • Teach and inform

  • To demonstrate through personal experience or insight the power of God in their lives.

    We ask all poets to bring their words to inspire, to uplift and to motivate the audience, we want to grow a community that exudes positive vibes and love and that all who attend Transcendence, leave feeling encouraged and blessed having experienced a truly entertaining night.

“Incredible, Inspiring, so many great Artists. I think it’s just a great event, a very important event”
— Malachi Kirby, Actor
“Unbelievable, I was so enamoured by the performances, the standard of poetry, the safety of the environment, the vibes were incredible, it’s an amazing event”
— Joshua Luke Smith, Artist

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See what others are saying…

Thank you again for such an awesome night! The love and support was phenomenal!
— Gillian Brown
Amazing energy, such love in the room, so supportive, I really enjoyed myself
— Debris Stevenson, Poet
Many amazing artists, all very unique! Will definitely be returning
— Shem Ellis
Had a really good night at Transcendence poetry last week. Although I’m not religious now, I was raised Christian so I thought the subject matter would take me back and be relateable to my upbringing, but I was pleasantly surprised when I realised how relateable and current the subject matter felt to my own life today.
— Elan James, Actor/Poet
Awesome evening! Well done to all performers, amazing talent...I was so blessed...looking forward to the next one and I am spreading the word!
— Stacey Parris
Such a rich night of faith, creativity and positivity. Absolutely loved seeing people using their gifts to glorify God. I’ll definitely be going again
— Esther Opoku Gyeni, Premier Gospel Radio