Bella Cox is an international performance poet, vocalist, writer and workshop facilitator now based in London. She is consistently developing her craft as a member of five esteemed UK poetry collectives including Barbican Young Poets and Roundhouse Collective and continues to perform and feature at slams and open mic’s nationwide.
Having performed in and around South Africa from early 2014, Bella won the title of Queen of the Mic 2016-17 for Word n Sound, Africa’s largest spoken word platform, and her poems went on to be published in various anthologies and heard on S.A. national radio. In 2016, she gave her first TEDx talk and performance in Pretoria on the necessity of self-reflection through poetry, before moving to London in 2017 where she now produces and hosts two monthly open mic nights; Speak= and Pen Ting, curates and compères a poetry supper club and features regularly at events across the UK. She also competes in various slams including Genesis Slam and Hammer & Tongue’s National Slam at The Royal Albert Hall in January 2018
Bella is best known for her passionate, quirky, intimate and descriptive style that she often uses to encourage socio-political change and motivate self-belief. Her work often touches on topics such as gender and sexual identity, relationships and their consequences and the notion of belonging in an overtly politicized world. Having lived and performed in Kenya, South Africa, Spain and the UK, her work is a colourful fusion of art, politics and culture.
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