RAW is an open mic evening for poets, vocalists and MCs, held at Manchester’s innovative Contact theatre on Oxford Road.

Typically held on the last Monday of every month from 8pm onwards, RAW is a showcase of ‘rhythm and words’. The event has been hosted by and has featured a number of stand-out poets and performers including DJ Jomo, Dominic Berry and many more, with regular special guests.

It is free entry, though booking a seat is recommended for this popular event which celebrates creativity in live music and in their own words ‘lyrical wizardry’. A range of genres can be enjoyed including Hip-Hop, with popular artists in the past including the likes of Nathan Joseph.

Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to take part, and RAW also features the Freestyle Pyramid Competition – with the best freestylers in with a chance to win quirky prizes.

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