We would like to introduce you to Nawar Saadi. Nawar is a young consultant in our Digipigz community who has some fantastic ideas and is working on a really exciting project called Union in Speech. Read a little more about Nawar and the project here:

union in speech

I’m Nawar and I decided to start up union in speech (uis for short!). A poetry, spoken word and speech event that gives people a place to share their voice.

As a poet and somebody that has always been outspoken, I found it difficult to find events that offered me the opportunity to express myself. I knew that this was a gap in the market for Bournemouth and Poole, but I didn’t think I would be able to put myself out there and start something. So, I put it off.

In June I attended a Digipigz networking event, where I spoke to many people about my idea. I was surprised by the reaction, as many said they loved the idea and it would be a something fresh and different to see in our area.

I later re-evaluated myself and thought ‘Yes! I can do this’.

So, then I got straight to it. I created a logo and colour scheme to build an image around my idea and set up social media accounts to share the word out. After that my next priority was finding a venue and a suitable time and day to do uis’s first event.

Since then I’ve been emailing, calling and meeting up with people to get them involved with my event. I have a few people lined up to perform at union in speech and finally have a secured a venue. I’ve learnt that connecting with people, whether that be online or face to face is so important and really can help you grow.

In fact, when I messaged Marcus Wincott from Media Lounge telling him about my event, he then advised me to get in touch with Kelly Butler from BOMO. So, I did just that. I contacted Kelly, told her about union in speech and now my first event will be part of the BOMO season this year.

I know this isn’t going to be easy and everything won’t always go right. But all I can say is that I’m so passionate about people expressing themselves and their voices, and that is all the motive I need to push me to carry on. I want to achieve something great, that gives others a place that I didn’t have, to share their talents and stories.

So, the first event!


17th October 2019




The Station 226 Ashley Road

Poole BH14 9BY

Stay in touch:

Instagram: http:/bit.ly/uis2019

Twitter: http:/bit.ly/twtruis


By Nawar Saadi

By Leila
An ambassador for the younger generation and Dorset’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Leila is interested in how businesses communicate to them through PR and marketing. Her work experience at a fashion conference in New York and her ‘can-do’ attitude means she has hit the ground running in the office.