Wednesday, March 03, 2010

LONDON: The Word's A Stage

Friday, 12th March, 2010, 8pm, £8/£5
The Albany,
Douglas Way,
Booking: 020 8692 4446 /
Four new poems – get them while they’re hot

What does it take to be a spoken-word artist? Is it about the writing? The stage presence? The knack of stringing a story together? Actually it’s about all of these things and more, as this line-up will be amply demonstrating.

As part of our ongoing mission to nurture new writing, we’ve been putting four poets through their paces with top director Mike Kirchner. Their metaphors are now sharper-than-sharp, they’ve got more presence than the British Charisma Society, and their narrative skills are all revved-up and ready to go.

For the price of a single ticket, you can pull up a chair for a fateful, hip-hop-flavoured meal with Simon Mole, set sail with Esther Poyer for the sights and sounds of a new world, enjoy a brief encounter aboard Jahnell’s rhythmic train of thought, and start seeing things (and then start worrying) with Fay Roberts.

It’s not so much a poetry gig as a premier gala. So put on your glad-rags and shimmy down to The Albany.

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