Thursday, April 22, 2010


Friday, 30th April, 2010, £5, 8pm
Theatre In The Mill,

Denis Jones ( has over the last three years developed a show-stopping live performance based around the core of his exceptional and unique guitar-playing style and rich, soulful voice. Utilising a loop station and all manner of samplers and effects, Denis creates vast, complex orchestrations of beat-box rhythms, multi-layered vocals and other-wordly sounds which veer from subtle heart-wrenching folk and blues to heavy bass-driven electronica. Denis has collaborated with many high profile artists from all over Europe, including a track with Dusseldorf artist Kemo which was included on Marcus Intelex's Fabric Live 35 compilation. He has also worked with John Ellis and Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra), Jon Thorne (Lamb) and Henry Da Massa (Micah P Hinson).

Tim Turnbull is an award-winning writer and performer. In 2006 he won the Contenders, the Arts Foundation's £10,000 prize for performance poetry (as featured on BBC2's Culture Show), and his book, Stranded in Sub-Atomica, was nominated for the Forward Prize for best first collection. Starting out in punk bands, Turnbull developed an engaging stage presence and has delighted audiences across the UK, the USA, Ireland and Germany.

Mike Garry is an acclaimed Mancunian poet. He has performed poetry since 1994, worked in hundreds of schools and held residencies in prisons, hospitals and art galleries. His work celebrates the beautiful ugliness of the city. His heroes are the underdogs and lost souls who wander the streets searching for answers. A finalist in a Poem for Manchester judged by Andrew Motion and winner of numerous poetry slams worldwide. Mikes' poetry has been published widely and his live performances are explosive and unmissable. As well as his work in education and the community, he has performed poetry on BBC Radio 4, Granada Television and on many local radio stations. A prolific writer, he has published three collections of his own poetry.

Kayo Chingonyi is a poet, performer and creative facilitator based in London. He has performed his work at Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Soho Theatre, The Southbank Centre and Buckingham Palace as well as countless live venues across the country. His work has been broadcast on Radio Five Live, Sheffield Live and Colourful Radio. He has won a number of slam titles including the Poetry Society's 'Respect' Slam 2003, The Roundhouse Slam 2007 and Farrago Easter Slam 2008. He is currently working towards a pamphlet and first collection.

Hosted by Joe Kriss. A poet in his own right and project manager of Word Life - an organisation dedicated to promoting poetry in performance and on the page.

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