Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Apples & Snakes in Soho

Wednesday 25 June
8pm£8 / £6 concs
Soho Theatre,
21 Dean St,
London W1D 3NE
Book: 0870 429 6883

Jackie Kay; Roger Robinson; Gloria Dawson

Not only is Jackie Kay the author of several poetry collections and the acclaimed novel Trumpet, she's also something of a national treasure. Taking her adoptive upbringing and Scottish-Nigerian heritage as jumping-offpoints, her work probes the notoriously knotty topics of gender, race and identity. She was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 2006. Tonight, especially for you, she presents a choice platter of her finest poems. Plus contributions from Nick Drake ­chronicler of life's serio-comic moments, and past master ofthe stings-like-a-bee school of poetry. Roger Robinson ­ finely-tuned storyteller with buckets of charisma and thelyrical sensibilities of a musician. Gloria Dawson ­ newcomer who plays fast and loose with poetic form,invariably finding beauty in the ensuing chaos. Another Soho night with Apples & Snakes: ­ the heart of poetry in the heart of the city.

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