SAY Owt, York's most raucous spoken-word organisation, will welcome Sonnet Youth's Glasgow poets to the Fulford Arms, Fulford Road, on November 26.

"Sonnet Youth is one of Scotland’s best poetry nights. In fact, it could well be one of the best poetry nights in the UK," says Say Owt artistic director Henry Raby. "Sonnet Youth is a literary rave; a poetic party bringing together poets and musicians for a night of no-holds barred performances.

"Now, thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Say Owt are bringing Sonnet Youth to York. The Fulford Arms is home to an incredible and diverse community of artists and Say Owt are especially proud to introduce that scene to the Sonnet Youth crew."

Sonnet Youth is curated and hosted by Glasgow spoken-word artists Kevin P Gilday and Cat Hepburn."Between them, Kevin and Cat have appeared on BBC 6 Music and BBC Scotland and at the Edinburgh Fringe, Toronto Fringe and Glastonbury Festival," says Henry.

"Sonnet Youth reinvents live literature for a new generation, promising an excitable night of spoken word, where combining Say Owt's energy and Sonnet Youth’s vitality will make for a super-charged event of poetry and music."

The 7.30pm gig will end with a special appearance by York two-piece band Dead Drummer, alias John Holt Roberts and Mr Chicken West. "With the sound of super-fast acoustic guitar and thundering double bass, Dead Drummer’s mix of rockabilly and power chords create an unmissable live performance," says Henry.

Summing up the night ahead, Henry says: "York people are always super-friendly, and I’m buzzing for Kevin and Cat to meet York’s audiences." Sonnet Youth’s Kevin Gilday responds: "I’m excited to bring our Sonnet Youth vibes to York."

Say Owt, by the way, are a finalist for Outstanding Live Performance in the 2018 York Culture Awards. They will find out if they have won at Monday's 7pm awards ceremony at York Theatre Royal.

Admission to November 26's collaborative event is free.