For the past 6 years, Beatfreeks Collective have run a monthly open mic poetry event in Birmingham. Over the years the event has moved venues, but has always stayed true to it's roots of being a free, accessible and open mic event. For the last 2 years, on it's 5th and 6th birthday, people flooded the Town Hall for a takeover, still with the original promise of being totally free and available for anyone to sign up to perform on the night.