Upcoming gigs

Upcoming Gigs

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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


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
£6, 7.45pm

(We guarantee words, but sadly cannot promise the presence of whippets)

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