Thursday, October 13, 2011

KINGSTON: Rhythm & Muse Festival in association with Kingston Writing School

Thursday, October 27th, 2011, 8.30pm, £10/£8 in advance
Ram Jam Club,
46 Richmond Road,

A brand new festival showcasing local poets and musicians and introducing poets and writers from Kingston Writing School.

Featuring Roger McGough - That Awkward Age - an evening of poems to amaze and delight!

Roger McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca's
trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his final poem
and shakes a fist at Alzheimer's. Addresses, elegies and ever perceptive playfulness
make this a must-not-miss. 

'the patron saint of poetry' Carol Anne Duffy
'a poemy torch in dark corners' Ian McMillan, Poetry Review

Followed by a book signing.

Music from LiTTLe MACHiNe, who set poems both classic and obscure to music - Keats, Donne,
Larkin and more... all get the same treatment. Walter Wray has spent a lifetime hollering the blues and crooning tunes as a solo artist and in bands such as Junk and King Swamp. Steve Halliwell was also in King Swamp and a session musician in the post-punk world of Shriekback and other arthouse denizens. Chris Hardy is a prize-winning poet and experienced folk-blues guitarist and song-writer.

Tickets in advance on 020 8977 4610

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