Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Monday, 7th February, 2011, 8pm
Charlie Wright's
45 Pitfield Street

As you know, at BEAT, we spare no expense at your expense. We bring you the best out there for no extra charge - how about a night of: Ben Graham, Amy Acre, Graham Buchan, Dave FLorez, Mo Foster, Sophie Cameron and actress Nina Ludovica Smith.

plus live music from TJ Owutsu!

Ben Graham – Brighton based Ben Graham is a writer, poet and music journalist. Self-published novel, 'Nowhere To Go,' written in 1998, available from September 2010. Poetry collections (also self-published), include 'Written in Mono' (2009), 'Shouting at the Sea' (2007) and 'Destroy All Angels' (2000). Ben also writes about music regularly for the free national music paper The Stool Pigeon and for the website the Quietus- He’s written previously for The Fly, Brighton Evening Argus, The Brighton Reporter, News From Nowhere and the Halifax Evening Courier. His short story, 'Weekday Service' was the only contribution from a previously unpublished author to feature in the notorious "chemical generation" anthology of new fiction 'Disco Biscuits' (Sceptre, 1997), alongside Irvine Welsh, Alan Warner, Alex Garland, Jeff Noon etc. He was singer and songwriter in Spectre (Brighton, 2000-2005), Guilt Trip (Halifax, 1993-1996), and The Disney Twins (London, 1990-91). Other previous bands include The Mumbles, Mad Dogs Lick Forks and Jude The Obscure.

Amy Acre - When not doing ad work as a copywriter she writse and performs poetry, mostly about things like sex, toothpaste and Ikea. She recently won a Golden Gun award forher performance at Bang Said the Gun, as well as being the Farrago Poetry March 2010 SLAM champion. She also picked up a Best Soul Poem trophy at Glam Slam 2010.

Sophie Cameron - a performance poet in that breaks the boundaries between poetry and stand up comedy. With a degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, and now resident in Sunny Devon, Sophie grew up in Yorkshire, she’s not only the funniest Northerner around but also, in no subjective terms whatsoever, one of the absolute funniest women out there

Dave Florez - young, new stand-up comedian and comedy writer/performer. Acted in the British Comedy Films ’Rabbit Fever’ and ’Fakers’ and BBC2’s comedy spoof series ’Z For Fake’. Dave is a regular on the London stand-up circuit. Two-time Comedy Cafe New Act Winner, Laughing Horse New Act Semi-Finalist, Mirth Control. He has written sell out shows at The Albany and Hen & Chickens in London, including his one-man character comedy show Borderline Personality Disorder. Dave is a professionally produced and published playwright and is represented as an actor by Tim Scott Associates. He will be taking a show to Edinburgh this year!!

Graham Buchan - Born in Germany to an English mother and Scottish father. His peripatetic childhood involved seven schools and thirteen homes. He graduated in Chemical Engineering but decided on a freelance career in the film industry instead. He has published poetry, short stories, travel writing and film, art and poetry appreciation. “…. proves that he is a master of ‘viral poetry’ – words that infect the reader with their anger, cynicism and intelligence.” Agnes Meadows review of Graham's second book: ‘There is Violence in these Vapours’

Mo Foster - Novelist & Playwright. Her first novel: “A Blues for Shindig” which is a tale of sex 'n drugs in the Soho of the fifties. Has had several plays produced professionally & a few of her 'menopausal punk' poems have been published. In spite of being friends with William S. Burroughs and Alexander Trocchi it never occurred to Mo to put pen to paper until she went on a second chance for women course aged 40 and the first thing she wrote, she sold to the Guardian..

Reading some rather racy excerpts from the the novel A Blues for Shindig will be actress Nina Ludovica Smith whose last reading in Berlin in December at East of Eden bookshop was a great success . Nina is an actor, part of 'Kindle', and presently creative director of Eat Your Heart Out at the Old Vic Tunnels

There will be copies of A Blues for Shindig for sale at this event

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