Monday, May 19, 2008

Apples and Snakes in Soho

Poetry and spoken word for the 21st century
Soho Theatre
Wednesday 28 May

A decade is a long time in performance poetry. Tonight we present one performer who's going from strength to strength after ten years in the business, another who's spent the last ten years carving a substantial niche for himself, and one talented newcomer with a promising poetic future in front of him. Add an international artist who's busy redefining the whole concept of spoken word, and we've got a crash course in the nation's favourite underground artform.


Patience Agbabi ­ tattooed poetry ambassador who has strutted her stuff everywhere from Eton College to Namibia; now promoting her new collection Bloodshot Monochrome.

Luke Wright ­ Edinburgh Fringe institution, star of the hit theatre show Poet & Man, and the creative force behind Latitude Festival's stand-up poetry arena.

Keith Jarrett ­ not the famous jazz muso, but a hotly-tipped and charismatic new face on London's poetry stages.

plus special guest

Rosie Dennis ­ well-respected Sydney voice-artist, known for blurring the lines between text and movement; tonight airing her Love Song Dedication piece.

Come along and explore the world of performance poetry: the scene where every syllable takes you closer to perfection.

Where: Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1D 3NE
Tickets: £8 / £6 concs
Book: 0870 429 6883 /
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