Sophie Sparham is a spoken word artist and writer based in Derby. Her work has been featured in the People’s History Museum and UK Young Artists Festival. She has shared the stage with punk legends such as Crass’s Steve Ignorant, Subhumans, Inner Terrestrials and Alan Moore. Sophie has also performed at various festivals such as Rebellion Festival, Y Not, Shambala and Bearded Theory. She has also recently given a Ted X Talk at the University of Kent on how spoken word can expand our cultural awareness.
Her poetry mainly focuses on political and social subjects, such as depression, LGBT+ and feminism. Sophie’s debut poetry collection ‘Please Mind the Gap’ is available now and features a foreword from Benjamin Zephaniah.
As well as writing, Sophie produces radio documentaries. Her documentary, ‘St Pancras Pianos’, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
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