Monday, October 12, 2009

LONDON: Hammer and Tongue

Monday, October 12th, 2009, 7.30pm-11pm, £5/£4
Green Note Café
106 Parkway

London’s feistiest and finest slam night presents ‘astounding’ Welsh performer Rhian Edwards, with support from up-and-coming Londoner Alex Gwyther for the second night of our autumn season.

A poet and singer-song writer, Rhian’s poetry reflects her entanglement with musical rhythm and her pamphlet Parade the Fib (tall-lighthouse, 2008) was awarded the Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice for autumn 2008. Having delivered 300 stage, radio and festival performances worldwide since she started writing poetry six years ago, Rhian’s deliciously acid tongue and arresting characterisations leave audiences breathless. Her poems bristle with sensual wit, chronicling relationships young and old, personal portraits and the minutiae of life as we live it.

Winner of the Hammer and Tongue Braindrop slam in August, Alex is a fast ascending light in the UK spoken word scene. Having taken the title of Farrago slam champion earlier this year, Gwyther will be appearing alongside the One Taste collective and in Trafalgar Square as part of London’s Week of Peace in late September.

There are 8 slots up for grabs in the open slam - sign up from 7pm on the door to take a place for your chance to win a place in the H&T London final.

Contact: Michelle Madsen on 07809 236 133

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