Friday, 7 August 2015

Up The Nerd Punks @ EdFringe 2015

Henry Raby is a punk. He likes pogoing, picketlines patches and protests.

He’s also a nerd who loves comics, critical hits, cartoons and Charmanders.

Join him dissect friendship, growing up, anarchism, feminism & dinosaurs.

Think a wand-wielding Joe Strummer battling a Tory-voting Darth Vader.

With The Avengers smashing the box office and everyone in the world now owning an Adventure Time t-shirt, does that mean geekiness is now mainstream?

Is punk deader than Ned Stark*? Where are the underground scenes redefining punk rock?

How can we destroy the sexism & bigotry of #GamerGate like blowing up a Death Star*?

So grab your cosplay costume and celebrate an underground culture for introverts, outsiders, the nerds and punks.

Henry is a performance poet from York who has toured the UK, performed at Boomtown Fair, Latitude Festival and various front rooms.


“He smashes it every time I see him”- Mark Grist.


*spoiler alert

Free non-ticketed. Money donations towards Game of Thrones merchandise appreciated.

18.15-19.15 Stafford Centre venue 175 103 Broughton Street, EH1 3RZ

It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this! Special guests!

Sunday 23rd: AJ MCKENNA: Queer trans woman smashing the patriarchy, one poem at a time

Monday 24th: Stu Freestone - Spoken Word Poet. Effervescently loveable poet. Shortlisted for 'Best Spoken Word Performer' 2015.

Tuesday 25th: ROB AUTON (of The Rob Auton Enthusiasts Club fame): Shambolic man-ragamuffin putting nonsensical words into sensible ears.

Wednesday 26th: Suky Goodfellow & Heckler Hand: Feminist wizard of words. Upbeat and Unicorn-esque.

Thursday 27th: ROSE CONDO: Canadian prairie girl turned slam-winning superstar spoken word.

Friday 28th: Turtle Lamone: Alternative piano pop-punk playing happysad tunes for your delight/tears.

Saturday 29th: SUPER SECRET SPECIAL GUEST. What? How? Who?

Sunday 30th: Dominic Berry's Poetry Stuff: Ever-energetic performance poet leaping around higher than a high-five

18.15-19.15 Stafford Centre venue 175 103 Broughton Street, EH1 3RZ

Free & non-ticketed. Donations towards Game of Thrones merchandise appreciated.