Art of Duplicity Launch Slam and Freestyle Poetry Sessions supported by Tullamore DEW.

Art of Duplicity Launch Slam and Freestyle Poetry Sessions supported by Tullamore DEW.

Cape Town premier speak easy bar Art of Duplicity will be hosting a 6-week series of slam poetry, spoken word, and freestyle sessions running throughout October and into November, supported by the premium Irish Whiskey Tullamore DEW. The sessions will provide local poets the opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent and diverse perspectives prevalent in South Africa.

Art of Duplicity master mixologist Brent Perrimore explains that the opportunity to host exceptional intellectual and creative talent at the speak easy bar is extremely exciting and reflects his own personal belief in sharing and celebrating the diverse cultures that makes South Africa a truly remarkable country. ‘The intention of Art of Duplicity was to always provide guests with a space where conversations could be shared while listening to South African talent, and enjoying the remarkable cocktail blends that we create. The poetry series is yet another wonderful way for guests to experience the true intention of why we created the Art of Duplicity space’.

The sessions will be hosted at Art of Duplicity in Cape Town every Wednesday evening from 7 October to 11 November from 6–7.30pm; with each session allowing approximately 10 poets time to perform their original poems to a small, and appreciative audience.

The series will be supported by the premium Irish Whiskey Tullamore DEW, which celebrates the beauty of blends.

Tullamore DEW South Africa brand manager Shaun Stemmett says that this partnership is a natural fit for Tullamore DEW, the premium Irish Whiskey. ‘Tullamore DEW is all about the outcomes of beauty as a result of blending things; be it the blending of liquids, cultures, people, ideas, beliefs, or creativity,’ Stemmett says. ‘Throughout the series, Brent Perrimore and the team at Art of Duplicity will be making world-class cocktails using Tullamore DEW, which patrons can purchase and enjoy during the performances.’

To Book a Poetry Slot

Seven pre-booking slots will be allowed for each session, with three slots allowed for open mic walk ins.  All poets that wish to participate can contact Art of Duplicity via email at or via DM on Instagram at

To Book A Table

In accordance with Covid-19 regulations, Art of Duplicity will allow a maximum of 30 guests into the bar space, so prebooking of tables is encouraged – do it via Social distancing measures will be maintained, and the maximum sanitation protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all performers and supporters.