Michael James Parker is crowd-energising host of Brighton’s Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam, witty spearhead of the poets attack at the iconic Poets v MCs battles, leader of exciting performance projects for young and old, and a big man with a big voice, big enthusiasm and a big rock’n’roll stage presence.
Culture Clash is a jedi-training arena for young writers, performers, general yabberers and showmakers, coached by some of Brighton's most talented and experienced poets, rappers and comedians. The team put on their own shows at events and festivals such as the Brighton Festival, Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Free Fringe. In 2017 and 2018 the team performed alongside Kate Tempest at the Your Place events that she set up to bring arts events to the fringes of Brighton. They are now setting up events to inspire and recruit more participants for next year’s events.