Meet Cara:

Cara Thompson is a writer, performer and artivist based in Nottingham, UK. A proud descendant of Jamaican migrants who came to Britain as part of the pioneering 'Windrush generation', Cara's work explores the richness and complexities of her Caribbean-British heritage while inviting audiences to unpack our shared histories, heartaches and humanity. Cara's poetry has been featured and commissioned by Penguin Random HouseHuffpost, Oxfam, the NHS Leadership Academy, UNESCO, Simon and Schuster and more. In 2021, Cara won UNESCO Cities of Literature's international slam poetry competition Slamovision with her poem 'Island Screams (Where Are You From)'.

Outside of poetry, Cara is also a musician, facilitator, programmer, and an active member of Nottingham's creative community. Since 2023, Cara has been an Assistant Director of Nottingham Poetry Festival. In 2024, Cara served as Lead Artist of the Nottingham based poetry collective, GOBS, co-directing their development programme and live showcase 'Earth' at Nottingham Playhouse. Cara is also a founding member of the Nottingham Black Creatives Network, and hosted the group's debut residency at Saltbox Presents throughout April 2024.





Saturday 7 May 2022: Full Moon Showcase with GOBS Collective

Join dynamic Nottingham spoken word collective – GOBS – for an evening of full-moon-inspired poetry performances punctuated by the incredible sounds of Randolph Matthews. GOBS have been in residency at Nonsuch Studios for the past few months, working together with Lead Writers Ioney Smallhorne and Bridie Squires, as well as a host of incredible artists – including Apples and Snakes’ John Berkavitch – to produce a showcase of poetic talent.

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