Monthly Archives: April 2011

POEJAZZI POSTPONED TO 29TH MAY!

POEJAZZI POSTPONED TO 29TH MAY! London’s premier spoken word and music night” – The Southbank Centre TimeOut Critic’s Choice No.1   Five-Star Review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2007&2008) Venue: Volupte Lounge, 7-9 Norwich Street (near Chancery Lane tube), London Time: Doors 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm Price: £10 (seats) online, £14 on the door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/115188 Hi all, A ...

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Twitterworkshop! #2

Following the success of the 1st Twitterworkshop, the 2nd one will be held on 26th of May at 8pm. (8pm – 8:35pm)We are inviting anyone, ya hear, ANYONE! to do this. We will tweet instructions, you follow them. Write in REAL time, and as fast as you can, send us what you have created and ...

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Guest Post: Niall O’Sullivan, “Don’t Be Afraid to be Difficult”

Defining performance poetry, spoken word and live literature is a mug’s game. You can see the reason why we attempt it, pigeon holing may be frowned upon but it’s a necessary evil when seeking media attention or applying for funding. I get that most of these definitions are set up to inevitably fail and it’s ...

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As seen on Youtube: Sunni Patterson

A plague of spiders on spoken word artists who make performances look easy. It’s not easy. This is the problem with Youtube. You watch someone, like Sunni Patterson, and oh look, here’s another video of her playing lyric masterchef. Swish swish, chatter, applause. Just like that. And another, and another, and oh, another. So many ...

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Poejazzi #2 // 1st May

Poejazzi 1 May: Special Offer! Venue: Volupte Lounge, 7-9 Norwich Street – (near Chancery Lane tube), London Time: Doors 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm Price: £10 (seats) online, £14 on the door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/115188 Hi all, Our line-up in May is a superb one, featuring Nii Parkes, Ice and Fire, Mikey Kirkpatrick and Adrian and the Exiles: ...

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Year of the Poet: G.R.E.E.D.s- ‘What It Means’

In 2010, we tagged all of our events under the banner ’Year of the Poet.’   We invited everyone we knew -promoters, poets, singers who didn’t rip their lyrics off dolphin ranting- to take the label as their own and run with it; strive to make ginormous spectacular shit happen. 2010 is our year, and not because ...

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Guest Post: Niall Spooner-Harvey: “Do poets know what audiences want?”

So, I was reading Alex Iamb’s fabulously acidic post down the page just now, and it got me thinking: how many poets really, truly, honestly, genuinely (cue sound of thesaurus snapping shut) perform with the audience in mind? How many of us do that? I mean, as Alex said, there’re poems we keep on the ...

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Guest Post, Hollie McNish: Life-Changing Poetry in Colombia

Since my exceptionally stroppy years as a toddler, I’ve pretty much never raised my voice. Save the occasional lonely outbursts after skimming Daily Mail headlines, I don’t shout, I’ve never had a proper argument with anyone and I don’t really see the point in it all. A waste of breath and nothing appears to get ...

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Year Of The Poet: Antrobus, Williams, and King’s Will

There are probably more spoken word artists in london releasing EPs or Albums this year than in this history of London, ever. Even more astonishing are the number of releases we can call ‘actually very good’ without the artist in question in hearing distance. Ghostpoet’s Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam was a time stealing ...

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