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Spoken word/HipHop/Comedy/Poetry Slam:
YOUR MONTHLY CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS WORDY.
Local and national artists vent their spleen for your enjoyment. Sample a mix of literary performance poets and vocal spitters from the street with a healthy dose of comedy washed down with some spoken word fronted music:
Roger is a writer who has performed worldwide and is an experienced workshop leader and lecturer on poetry. He was chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British writing canon and is an alumni of The Complete Works. His workshops have been a part of a shortlist for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museums and Galleries and were also a part of the Webby Award winning Barbican’s Can I Have A Word. He was shortlisted for The OCM Bocas Poetry Prize and highly commended by the Forward Poetry Prize 2013. He has toured extensively with the British Council and is a co-founder of both Spoke Lab and the international writing collective Malika’s Kitchen.
Award winning writer, film & theatre-maker, performer and musician. Though provoking, intricate themes are woven through her poetry as she blurs the boundaries of her art forms.
All Damn Day, Jemima’s first collection of poetry, is published by Burning Eye Books.
Jemima is currently touring three original theatre pieces, Kiss Me, Help! I hate you, Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea and Rear View.
Jemima wrote the text for Bad Faith, a collaboration with choreographer Tara D’Arquian.
Jemima has written commissions for the Tate Britain, the BBC, the Tate Modern, Latitude Festival and many more. Her poetry film, Mirror, was commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women who Spit series.
Jemima’s debut poetry show Melody (co-written with and directed by Lucy Allan), won the spoken word award at Buxton Fringe Festival 2015 and was critically acclaimed at its run at the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh 2015. Melody was runner-up in the Best Spoken Word Show category at the 2016 Saboteur Awards.
Jemima is a founding member of Unholy Mess.
Melody and Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea are both Unholy Mess Productions.
Award winning surreal comedian, cult icon, star of Jonny Vegas's sitcom- 'Ideal' and Heburn as well as comedy horror- Zombie Women of Satan, he has performed several shows at the Fringe, including Marmaduke Spatula's Fuckin' Spectacular Cabaret of Sunshine Show in 2013. Once described as a 'Viz cartoon come to life'. He is a puar roar!
Plus much, much more tba