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Mind Over Matter: Young Minds Matter

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Sunday 10th June @ The Bedford, Balham, (SW12)

All proceeds from ticket sales & donations to The Grey Dog Trust

We have another amazing line up for you, and as always, all for a great cause!


Tony D

Tony D is considered a veteran in both the British batte rap scene and the UK underground hip-hop scene. Former Don’t Flop Champion, Tony successfully defended his title three times before giving it up. He has battled the biggest names in the battle rap world both domestically and internationally. He was also a founding member of the legendary group ‘Poisonous Poets’. The group also consisted of Lowkey, Doc Brown, Reveal, Stylah, Therapist and DJ Snips.

You can find all Tony D’s battles here and listen to his latest album here.


You may remember Dekay from our last event, the winner of Chester P’s Freestyle Trial! Dekay will be returning to perform a whole musical set for us!

Dekay is a member of freestyle crew Act on Words and has become one of the highest viewed battlers in Europe due to a string of Don’t Flop performances.

A lifelong writer and performer, she has independently released ten albums
(available at dekay.bandcamp.com).

Due to perform this June at the European Parliament with other freestyle artists to encourage young people to vote, previous performances include a tour of Russia, a freestyle advert for Footlocker, a Ted Ex talk on freestyle, battling on the BBC 1Xtra stage at Reading festival and a musical documentary which has aired on Sky and London Live.

Jamal Khan

Jamal Khan is an award-winning writer & performer whose work beautifully tackles significant issues ranging from gun crime to mental health. In January, Jamal won the Mayors Youth Social Action Award and was invited to perform at the City Hall in front of an audience made up of politicians and young professionals. In the coming months, Jamal will be releasing his debut book ‘Words Within Walls’ which is a collection of diary entities, short stories and poems from the journals that Jamal kept whilst serving a prison sentence.

The Grey Dog

At every event we promote a mental health organisation to raise awareness and funds for their work. This event will be our third fundraiser for The Grey Dog.

Thank you to every one that has bought a ticket to one of our Grey Dog fundraisers in the past. We have now reached our £1000 target! We couldn’t have done that with out YOU!

The Grey Dog Trust has been set up with the aim of tackling stigma attached to mental health and opening up the conversation amoungst young people.

The first part of their strategy is to put on a free entry music festival.

You can find all the info about The Grey Dog Festival here.

Mind Over Matter have been kindly offered a stage at the festival to be held in Northampton on Saturday 25th August, this year.

Open Mic

The open mic is hosted by our partner, Miss Yankey. Founder of Poetry Prescribed.

(Doors open at 6pm/Sign up on arrival / Limited slots)

Open Mic Guidelines:

1. Acappella only
2. One piece or a maximum of three minutes
3. State name, then piece


£6 Advance tickets are available now

£10 On The Door

All Funds raised fom Ticket sales wil be donated to The Grey Dog Trust

We hope to see you on the 10th!


Poetry Prescribed

Have you checked out Poetry Prescribed yet? Their next workshop ‘Exploring Change’ is on Saturday 14th April, and is open to all. Please find full details here.


June 10
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Bedford
77 Bedford Hill
Balham, SW129HD United Kingdom


Mind Over Matter