Next gig: The Alarmist Mag issue 3 launch at Rough at Trade Records.
With Richard Purnell, Fran Lock, Wesley Cooke, and Gary from Leeds.
An early doors gig with poetry and stories in amongst the records and coffee drinkers.
Tickets available from www.roughtrade.com
Photos from the PIE collective courtesy of Laura Kirby (March 2014)
At Bang Said The Gun, February 2014
photo courtesy of Emily Herriot
Next gig: Capital Pie Collective at The Russett, Hackney Downs Studios. A night of art, music, poetry and pie. March 7th
At Lipped Ink, February. Photo courtesy of Sarah Murray-Thompson
Featured Act at Bang Said The Gun- 20th Feb… be there or be a right silly billy.
Looks like I’ll be vomiting ink at the Poetry Cafe tomorrow. Or perhaps I’ll stick to performing poems. Come! Feel adventurous for braving the tube strike and boldly making your way to Covent Garden!
Delighted to be performing at another inc zine interactive poetry party, this time to celebrate the long-awaited issue 6!
It’s just after payday (hooray), and in Frisky Fun February, not dull, dry Yawnuary, so you can celebrate with one of the book club's delicious cocktails, if you wish. Just one, mind. It's on a school night. Oh alright, two. Three at the MOST. Don't you think you've had enough? God, you always do this.
Anyway! An exciting line-up with salenagodden, Sam Berkson, Clive Birnie, Sh’maya and Selina Nwulu. So expect it to be political, filthy, funny, lyrical, moving and human. Boom.
Back to school just happened with a loud, dark thunderclap. Escape January’s driving rain and relentless grimness with a lovely night at the twinkly Kahaila cafe on Brick Lane. It’s cheap, (bring your own booze), it’s lovely, and it’s just what we all need right now.
There’s Richard Purnell, of course, and Jamie Smart, Anthony Fairweather, Andrew James Brown, and music from The Yes Mess. And little ole me doin’ some poems and that. See? LOVELY.
Poetry Dreams #2
When you go to the Self-Service Checkout
The screen says
Would you like your receipt
Would you like a poem
And people would lovingly fold
And keep them in their wallets
Poetry Dreams #1:
Poetry is served in greasy spoons
Along with a set breakfast
The plate of toast clatters down
Followed by a plate of poetry
And the well-thumbed, grubby copy of
Is tossed aside
Read each other stout stanzas
Washed down with strong
Here is the Roundhouse’s Live Streaming of Page Match.
Highlights include Rob Auton’s Mr Blue Sky entrance and costume at 24:00 (then after an amazing near-nude SHREDDER appearance by Tom Clutterbuck, Rob and Inua Ellams do battle); Laurie’s drunk dialing at 54:00; the Dead Poets vs Bang Said the Gun rap battle; me and Hollie McNish increasing the peace and spreading the love at 1:32; The awesome foursome of Aisle 16 getting way harsh, Tai, at 1:47.
Some photos from Stand Up and Slam in October (courtesy of website)