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“One of the most important nights in Manchester’s lit community’s social calendar.” Manchester Wire
“If you’ve never been to a spoken word night before, Bad Language is a perfect place to start.” Spotted By Locals
“A kind of curated chaos, one that is belied by Bad Language’s growing reputation, quality and ambition.” Creative Tourist
“I’m always impressed when I come along to a Bad Language night. It’s great to see a packed but attentive room for a live literature night.” Tony Walsh
About Bad Language
Bad Language is a literature organisation based in Manchester dedicated to the promotion and development of new writing.
Over the past five years, we have worked with Manchester Museum, the Royal Exchange. Not Part Of, Kendal Calling, Literature Across Frontiers, Waterstones, Blackwell’s, small presses and many more. Our nights have seen performances from the likes of Max Wallis, Jenn Ashworth, Roy Macfarlane, Jo Bell, Alison Moore, David Gaffney, Tom Fletcher, Carys Bray, Emma Jane Unsworth, Rodge Glass, Stuart Maconie and many more.
Bad Language is Joe Daly and Fat Roland in Manchester, and Nicola West and Daniel Carpenter in London