Silver Tongued Deviance is a monthly open mic platform event hosted by spoken word artist Frank Rafferty on the last Thursday of every month in Void Gallery.


During these sessions, spoken word performers/singers/(acoustic) musicians are invited to come along and perform; they may choose any pieces of work from their repertoire, they can create something new which connects to themes in Void’s current exhibition, or they can perform something else entirely which simply resonates with them. 


The viewing public are invited to simply attend and enjoy! There is no requirement to perform at these events.


Refreshments are also provided; visitors are invited to enjoy a glass of wine, a beer, or some tea or coffee. 


Void is wheelchair accessible.


This is a drop-in event so no booking is necessary – however in order for us to prepare for the event we ask you to kindly RSVP here.


Upcoming Silver Tongued Deviance session dates are as follows:


  • Thursday 26th January 6:45pm
  • Thursday 23rd February 6:45pm




Have you been to one of our Silver Tongued Deviance events before? Please let us know how you have found the experience and if there is anything else that you would like to change. Just click here to fill out this form – it takes 2 minutes!




Silver Tongued Deviance is a collaboration with Bluebell Arts, Derry and hosted by spoken word artist, Frank Rafferty.


Void Gallery is supported using public funding from Arts Council Northern Ireland, Austin and Hope Pilkington Foundation, Arnold Clarke Foundation, Derry City and Strabane District Council, The Ireland Funds, Ragdoll Foundation, Art Fund,, Halifax Foundation, The Arts Society.


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