Friday, December 04, 2009


Saturday, December 5th, 2009, £5
Theatre In The Mill,
University of Bradford

Performers: Joe Kriss, Jon Gomm, Mark Gwynne Jones, Jasmine Ann Cooray and Gareth Durasow

A night of moving and original story telling and poetry from some of the most renowned performance poets in the UK. Followed by live music from Jon Gomm, fresh from his Italian tour.

Jon Gomm is a singer-songwriter and acoustic solo performer, with an incredible virtuoso guitar style. He uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and sparkling melodies all at the same time. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting however, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead, Roni Size to Joni Mitchell.

Mark Gwynne Jones is a poet whose work crosses over into physical theatre and the visual arts. An engaging and energetic performer, Mark has presented his work on platforms from Edinburgh to London.

Jasmine Ann Cooray is a poet who is learning to tell stories, but is better known for uncompromisingly moving verse and arresting delivery. She tries to tell the truth. Her debut pamphlet, everything we don't say, was published with Tall Lighthouse Press in April 2009.

Gareth Durasow is a prize-winning poet, performer and playwright. He appears at events ranging from intimate readings at cafes and bars to renowned literature festivals, collaborating with the audience to create a truly unique spoken word experience that alternates between the disarmingly endearing, the riotously funny and the blisteringly intense.

Hosted by Joe Kriss who has performed at venues such as the Tate Modern, The Roundhouse Theatre and The Winter Gardens. The creative writing editor of Now Then, which is one of the most widely distributed outlets for new writing in the country.

Word Life is a live literature organisation dedicated to showcasing live original poetry and music from writers and musicians.

Tickets from 01274 233200/

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