Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Apples & Snakes in Soho: The poetry of dancehalls & cafes

Wednesday 24 September
8pm Tickets: £8 / £6 Book: 0870 429 6883 /
Where: Soho Theatre
21 Dean St
London W10 3NE

Thirty years have passed since the UK's first dub poetry hit the racks, andits exponents are now amongst the elder statespeople of spoken-word. None more so than Jean ŒBinta' Breeze, who tonight demonstrates her command ofthose elusive rhythms and her ability to flit from street wisdom to historical fiction in the blink of an eye ­two talents showcased in her most recent book, The Fifth Figure.

There'll be ample support from Niall O'Sullivan, contributing his own brando f municipal zen with tales of greasy-spoon cafés and council flower-beds; and Saran Green, who'll be whipping up a saucy, spoken medley of boy-girl intrigue and Caribbean seasoning. Meanwhile, Malika Booker temporarily swaps from being London's hardest-working poet to being London's hardest-working compere.

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