Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Sydney, New South Wales 2204, Australia

Poetry in Sydney

(POSTPONED) 3 July: Nardean & Anisa Nandaula

With love and respect to all who have been affected by the passing of queen Candy: from her family and chosen family, to those were impacted by her work. 

Next week's show is postponed until further notice.

The future of Word in Hand remains open to those who want to forge it, and we look forward to creating that with you. There will be a time to share stories and sing together for the human who mastered this gig (as just one facet of a full and brilliant  life). That time is not next week, and we hope you understand. We aren't ready, and neither are her close ones. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to talk about the show. 

With love to those who love her. Arrrrooooo!


Word in Hand has a 'safer spaces' policy, which means that performers and audiences are respected and given space to tell their stories. We're telling stories on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples of the Eora nation: with respect to Elders, and acknowledging that sovereignty never ceded.

Tickets at the door (view ticket prices and info). Be there at 7 to sign up for open mic!

Artist Info


Nardean is an Australian born MC, spoken word poet, singer and songwriter who  carries with her the ancient mysticism of her Egyptian heritage. Her  work is motivated by the unflinching pursuit of honesty, integrity and  authentic feminine force. As a performer Nardean displays an unfiltered  humanity that allows her to connect with anyone, no matter how complex  or cosmic her subject matter is. Her art poignantly balances  introspection with an acute awareness of the absurdity of it all. A warm  presence, bubbly persona and quiet magnetism emanate from her,  captivating her audiences as she further cements her reputation as a  force to be reckoned with.

Anisa Nandaula

Anisa Nandaula is the 2016 Queensland Poetry Slam champion, the runner-up Australian  Poetry Slam champion and a nationally renowned poet. She has performed  her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland Poetry  Festival, Townsville Cultural Festival, Women of the World Festival and  African Australian Film Festival. Her unique and captivating exploration  of identity and politics has been showcased at the Sydney Opera House,  Slama-Lama-Ding-Dong in Melbourne and Adelaide Writers’ Centre. Her  combination of performance, engaging use of language and profound ideas  can capture the heart of any audience. She is a published author,  releasing her debut collection titled Melanin Garden.