‘A fine forum for the connections and collaborations that are the lifeblood of creativity’

-The Scotsman

Words Per Minute (WPM) was set up in 2010. It ran for two years as a monthly event in the Arches, Glasgow, and now pops up occasionally, at music and literature festivals. We like to treat the audience to bursts of live music, spoken word, short film and theatrical performance – basically anything we think is good. Everyone gets ten minutes to impress the audience, no matter how famous they are.
Have a look round our site – check out what we’re up to next, eye up our terribly attractive performers on the Pictures page, or watch the archive of brilliant performers we’ve had on our stage. Like what you see? Then come and join us on Facebook or Twitter.

Previous acts have included novelists Ewan Morrison, Sophie Cooke, Rodge Glass, Suhayl Saadi, Kei Miler, Zoe Strachan, Adam Levin, Duncan McLean, Doug Johnstone and Alan Bissett, musicians RM Hubbert, Adam Stafford, Swimmer One, Zorras, Burnt Island, Michael Cassidy, Becci Wallace Eilidh MacAskill and DMC contender Bigg Taj, film by Christopher Quinn, Scottish Dance Theatre and Tobias Wolfe, and performance from Gary McNair, Martin O’Connor, Drew Taylor, Claire Askew, Ross Sutherland, and Kieran Hurley.