Antislam Photos Courtesy of ex-Antislam champ Raymond Antrobus.
The Antislam was a masterclass in entertainingly bad poetry. We had all the horrible, awful things that you might see or hear at a performance poetry night, from losing your place in the poem, to cringey forced rhymes, relentless self promotion (Keith Jarrett’s brilliant ‘The Consciousness’ barely even started his poem!); to misguided political messages (Katie Bonna’s Cici had ‘discovered’ what feminism was all about); to terrifying insights into a person’s love/sex life (both the Amys, McAllister and Acre, did this superbly with their characters), and the downright delusional (Peter Hayhoe’s Taylor Swift song was just magically bad). All in the capable hands of Antislam veteran Paula Varjack and the lovely Dan Simpson.
I somehow made it into the final with the intimidatingly genius Amy Acre and Amy McAllister. We had to write a poem involving audience suggestions of Abergavenny, Piers Morgan, a wedding and a potato peeler. Amy McAllister came up with a batshit crazy, clever and entertainingly terrible poem and took the deserved title of antislam champ! A great night.
Me at #IAPF2 with Joanna Layla doing some live OHP illustration. Photo 1 courtesy of Lyrix Organix’s Dan Tsu. Also me doing some bad Spanish accents for Jo Garwood and James Whitham illustrating the Hull poem! Photos courtesy of Tain. 4th August 2012
Photos of me with @OneTasteUK at Secret Garden Party! a very messy, muddy affair but JOLLY good fun. Thanks to Jo and Tain for the pics.
Success! Team LDN took home the trophy last night. Got into bed at 1:30am and now struggling to stay awake at an inset day… It was all worth it though.
Another satisfied customer
A lovely lady who was about to get married
Hard at work cooking up poems!
At the Bang! birthday special, June 2012
At The Word House, April 2012
Me performing at the Bang Said the Gun festive special (filmed by channel 4 and featuring Kate Tempest, David J, Polar Bear, Tim Clare, and Katie Bonna & Richard Marsh). Great night and the venue looked amazing- well done to all the BSTG crew for a brilliant 2011. They’ve been great to me since my first open mic spot with them in June. Merry Christmas Bang!
At Bang Said the Gun, 3rd November 2011 (straight from work!)
Thanks to Danny for the photo
The Wordhouse, October 15th 2011. Thanks to Zofia Walczak for the photos.