RikTheMost is an internationally touring poet, having performed shows in the UK, Australia, Canada, America, New Zealand and Finland. As a well-known figure on the UK spoken word scene, they have featured at many of the main nights, venues and festivals such as: The Royal Albert Hall, Apples & Snakes events, Poetry In London, Lost Lectures and The Secret Garden Party, as well as winning numerous slams, including at: Hammer and Tongue, Bang Said The Gun and Slamalamadingdong, in Melbourne, where they qualified to represent Australia in their first ever national slam team at the American National Poetry Slam Finals in Denver this year. They are also the 2017 Wellington (New Zealand) Slam Champion and placed 2nd at the National Finals for the past two years.
Rik is proud to have had work featured by the National Union of Teachers; at art exhibitions in Tasmania, Finland and the UK and been commissioned by the BBC to write modern war poems ('Untitled' and 'What's In A Name?') for their World War One At Home tour – commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1st World War.
RikTheMost is a qualified teacher, with first class honours, and utilises it to the fullest - delivering a range of high-quality, enriching spoken word workshops to children, teenagers and adults - click here for more information.
They are also an experienced host - known for their (and Matt Cummins') highly successful, long-standing spoken word night in North London called Forget What You Heard (About Spoken Word) and managing the spoken word stage at Nozstock Festival – which includes the organisation and running of a nationwide slam – “NozSlam”.
Photo credit to: Will Beale (title), John Englezos (team), Tyrone Lewis (FWYH), Brendan Bonsack (bottom)