Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Poetry of Dancehalls & Cafés: Soho Theatre

Apples & Snakes in Soho: The poetry of dancehalls & cafes
Wednesday 24th September, 8pm
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St, London W10 3NE
Tickets: £8 / £6

Thirty years have passed since the UK's first dub poetry hit the racks, and its exponents are now amongst the elder statespeople of spoken-word. None more so than Jean 'Binta' Breeze, who tonight demonstrates her command of those 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 brand of 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-girlintrigue and Caribbean seasoning. Meanwhile, Malika Booker temporarily swaps from being London's hardest-working poet to being London's hardest-working compere.

Book: 0870 429 6883 /

Apples & Snakes is the UK's leading organisation for performance poetry

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