Thursday, January 08, 2009

LONDON: Kat's Big Night Out

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, 8pm, £8/£5
The Albany,
Douglas Way,
SE8 4AG.

Kat's Big Night Out - Poetry firing on all five cylinders
They say that a new year is like a poetry show: you crave new thrills, but still appreciate a bit of familiarity. That's why we've prepared a mouth-watering medley of old favourites and fresh poetic pizzazz for you. Kat Francois – a colossus of the poetry scene both at home and internationally – is a woman who can ricochet from hilarious to heart-rending within the space of a single stanza. And if you've seen her one-woman show Seven Times Me, you'll know she's a great mover too. What better person to introduce you to the wide-ranging and towering talents of:
Serenah Cole – endearingly soulful cynic, flying the flag for Leicester's flourishing poetry scene;
Under da POETree – two socially astute dudes with an almost telepathic onstage rapport;
Simon Mole – pent-up ball of thinking-man's hip-hop, streetwise storytelling and good-bloke vibes;
Hollie McNish – Scots lass with a CV full of slam titles and a style as sharp as a dram of whisky.

If your new year's resolution's to see more poetry gigs, begin with this one. It could be the start of a beautiful new habit. A gift from Apples & Snakes – on a mission to spread the poetic love around the UK.


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