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 weighty subjects such as social activism and racial trauma.


Cara's work has been featured by Huffpost, 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 an active member of Nottingham's creative community, joining Nottingham Poetry Festival as a programmer and Assistant Director in 2023, and becoming a proud member of the Nottingham based poetry collective, GOBS, in 2021.





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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