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Say Owt Slam #18 25th Nov 2017 @ The Basement, York

Say Owt Slam #19 3rd Feb 2018 @ The Basement, York

Whatever Happened To Vandal Raptor? April tour:

Durham @ TTEST 12th

Leeds @ Workshop Theatre 17th

Hydra Bookshop 18th

Derby Theatre 20th

Harrogate Theatre 23-24th

London @ Ovalhouse 25-27th

Nerd Punk Boom Launch 28th April (venue tbc)

Spoken Weird 3rd May, Halifax

Gong Fu Poets 31st May, Durham

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Day 1 of The Letter From The Man (from the boy)

So me and Tom Bellerby, old friend and artistic director of TakeOver Festival, hazily entered the rehearsal room on this dull and wet Monday morning.  We started by shifting through about a dozen or so of my poems, finding poems that fitted the context of the performance, poems about growing up or striving.

Once we had a look at what we had on offer we picked out 20 minutes worth of poetry, but clearly there needs to be an extra few poems written specifically for the piece.  Plenty for me to get on with, not to mention re-visit old poems I don't know off by heart.  Seems I need to explore the negative side of growing up, with invariably exists.  What is scary about growing up?  Answers on a postcard...

Surreal tranpsirings occurred outside with the next workshop stacked full of panto costumes, a strange oxymoron to my very language-based performance and writings.

Went to Sticks & Stones poetry night in Leeds, an excellent performance by Joshua Idehan and I did This Ain't A Scene It's a Goddamn Warzone, a totally new piece which went OK but I can always improve on fiction and speed and pace, but with Tom Bellerby's help we'll crack this out. 

The Letter To The Man (from the boy) is on March Wednesday 23th, keep eyes peeled.

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