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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO VANDAL RAPTOR? UK tour
TESTT (Durham): April 12th
The New Adelphi (Hull): April 15th
Workshop Theatre (Leeds): April 17th
Hydra Bookshop (Bristol): April 18th
Derby Theatre: April 20th
Harrogate Theatre: April 24-25th
Ovalhouse (London): April 26-28th
NERD PUNK BOOK TOUR
London Book Launch at Ovalhouse, April 26th
York Book Launch at All Saints Church, April 29th
Small Fry DIY, Warrington, 2nd May
Spoken Weird, Halifax: 3rd May
Born Lippy, Newcastle 9th May
Shaken In Sheep Town, Skipton: 10th May
Find The Right Words, Leicester : 16th May
Queenie’s Coffee Nights, Huddersfield: 21st May
Gong Fu Poets, Coxhoe: 31st May
Verse Matters, Sheffield: 7th June
Slam Dunk, Hastings: 28th June
Word Club, Leeds: 29th June
Poetry Jam, Durham: 4th October
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Words & Whippets #4
Since 2013, Words & Whippets has brought together some of the finest poets from across Yorkshire. We’re proud to present another annual spectacular showcase of spoken word poetry from across God’s Own Country! In the past, W&W has sold out so make sure you grab your ticket for an exciting night of raw words!
Leeds-based master of weaving words. Unmissable powerhouse story-teller spinning tales of growing up, family and love. Andy is an engaging performer who has played at Glastonbury, Latitude and Battersea Arts Centre, been featured on Radio 1, Radio 4 and BBC 2 and is lead singer for high energy rap band MIDDLEMAN.
Artist-In-Residence at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield and a Cultural Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, Rachel is a fantastic writer and performer. She runs Verse matters in Sheffield, an inclusive feminist poetry night.
You may have caught this Easingwold local lad spouting poetry with the tenacity of a ten-tonne tractor across the fair city. When he’s not spitting rhymes with his band Gobbledigook or writing plays with his theatre company (also called Gobbledigook) he’s performing poetry about life, love, politics and talking cows.
Well-knitted, tender & reflective poetry, Jo has become a mainstay of York’s poetry scene. Themes include: Real ale & dragons. Catch her before she becomes a megastar.
Compered by HENRY RABY.
Henry is co-host of Say Owt Slam, associate artist of Red Ladder Theatre Company and official Nerd Punk. His poetry is anarchic, political, honest and usually references dinosaurs.
Image by Northern Magpie Art
Saturday 18th June 2016
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place
(We guarantee words, but sadly cannot promise the presence of whippets)