Monday, January 30, 2012


Monday, 13th February, 2012, 7.30pm, £3 (£2 Student/OAP)
The Sozzled Sausage,
Leamington Spa
CV32 4NX

This month's guest poet is the fabulous, multi slam winning, Mark Niel, a much-loved performance poet at PureandGoodandRight, who has a deft ability to blend humour, pathos and provocative material. He runs Tongue in Chic, which presents showcases at festivals and events around the country. Last year, he won the Farrago Zoo Award for the 'Best Performance by a UK poet'. 

Mark's breakthrough was winning the prestigious Camden Crawl Slam, which has led him to headlining gigs. His  performance poetry has gone on to dazzle audiences at literary festivals, as well as, Latitude, Green Man and Wychwood, and the Shepherds Bush Empire. He has also written and recorded for BBC 3 Home Counties Radio. In 2011, Mark became the 'First Poet Laureate of Milton Keynes,' and debuted his first one man show: 'Poet in Motion' at the Wenlock Poetry Festival.

Mark's material ranges from deeply personal reflections to barn-storming performance pieces. Whether despairing about his frequently misspelt name, or raging about frustrations of fridges in shared houses, he is always by turns engaging, comic and moving.

With open mic support from…….yes……YOU!
Come and share your poems or enjoy the talent of others- seasoned poets & first time performers most welcome!

If you would like to know more about the night, please email

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