Subira Joy: Kill The Cop Inside Your Head

Date:Fri 05 Nov
Venue:J3 (seated reduced capacity event)
Price:Pay What You Feel


We’ve all got a cop inside our heads. 
It’s up to you what you do about that. 

Spoken word and performance artist Subira Joy explores their experiences being targeted by the police as a Black, queer and trans person in the UK. 

Combining striking visual imagery with powerful language, this new work examines the impact of the police in our communities and how we internalise their role to repress and suppress ourselves into submission. 

Tracing narratives of police encounters while centring themes of violence, gaslighting and abuse of power, this work exposes how we impede our liberation when confronted by our inner cop.

Why you should come…

“Subira is one of the most exceptionally talented poets I know, and I’m so glad we have the chance to present their poetry in Cambridge. Fuelled with their justified rage against oppressive structures, Subira strings words together in a way that stings, that bites, that forces the audiences to step up and listen.”

Ema, Arts Producer, Cambridge Junction

Subira Joy is a Brighton-based spoken word and performance artist. Their first show Subira debuted at 2018’s Brighton Fringe and won ONCA’s Green Curtain Award. Their second show Joy Nduku, with their identical twin sibling Wandia Nduku, was performed as part of Marlborough Productions' New Queers on the Block and as part of Queer B-Cademy’s programme at Kampnagel. Subira has also performed as a support act for Travis Alabanza’s Before I Step Outside (You Love Me), in the Queer Migrant Takeover at Latitude Festival and in Hester Chillingworth’s A Pair Of Pantos.

BSL interpreted

This is a reduced capacity event to guarantee there is space for you to safely enjoy the performance.


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This is a reduced capacity event to guarantee there is space for you to safely enjoy the performance.

Age guidance: 14+ (may include explicit language, gore and references to racism, racial and sexual violence, police brutality, transphobia and homophobia).

Duration: 1hr approx.

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J2 has flat floor access.

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