Tuesday, June 07, 2011

LONDON: Poets For Peace

Wednesday, 8th June, 2011, 7pm, £5 at the door
The Black Heart,
3 Greenland Place,

Join us at the Black Heart in Camden for an amazing night of slam poetry, all in aid of International Alert. See some fantastic poets including: Shane Solanki, curious, Stephanie Dogfoot, Angry Sam, Raymond Antrobus and Michelle Madsen.

Plus, come say your peace during the open mic session!

Shane Solanki - aka: 'Last Mango in Paris', political, frequently comic, Shane is immediately engaging, chillingly insightful, riproaringly comic and frequently disturbing. He has performed across Europe, India, America and Africa, supporting the likes of Lemn Sissay, Billy Bragg and Shazia Mirza among many others.

curious - The reigning London Hammer & Tongue Slam Champion, curious has grafted onto his hiphop roots a spoken word performance that is rapidly becomming a big feature of the London scene. Unafraid to speak his mind, and with plenty to say, he delivers edu-tainment with political anger, humour and much verbal dexterity.

Stephanie Dogfoot - Stephanie tells of love and life both in her native Singapore and her current home in London with a great feeling for the humans she meets with all their faults and failures, told with pity and love and a warm humour and an amazing maturity for such a young performer.

Angry Sam - Host of the Hackney branch of one the UK's most successful poetry networks, Hammer and Tongue, ANGRY SAM (Sam Berkson) has performed across the country and abroad, won slam competitions and collaborated with musicians such as Usedtobecool, Beatabet, Xhadrez and UK beatbox champion, Beardyman. “Angry Sam kills the crowd softly with rare wit and a laid back style that softens the knife wounds left by his acid political poetics and searing urban imagery.” – Martin Daws, POETica. www.myspace.com/poetthug

Raymond Antrobus is a spoken word artist, photographer, poet and writer, born and bred in Hackney. He is co-curator of Chill Pill/Keats Forum and has performed along side authors and poets such as Margret Atwood, Michael Horovitz, Lemm Sissay, Polarbear and Inua Ellams. Raymond appeared on series 5 of BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word.

Michelle Madsen - Hailing from commuter belt, small town Bishop's Stortford, Michelle is a poet of much verbal ingenuity, warmth and humanity. She is the host of Hammer and Tongue, Camden and a writer who's been involved in poetry events across Europe.
There will also be an open mic session on the night, where anyone can get up and say their peace.

For more info call 020 7627 6865 or email fundraising@international-alert.org

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