Friday, 22nd November, 2013, doors 7.30pm, cabaret 8-11pm, £5
The Counting House,
West Nicholson Street,
With Ross Sutherland, Jonnie Common, Theresa Munoz, Jenna Watt, and introducing Rachel Amey
Hosted by Jenny Lindsay & Rachel McCrum.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org/07989 508 436
We need a hero. Do we need a hero? Are we in fact heroes? Are you? Bet you are…who knows? What’s in a hero anyway? But, it’s cold, we have a fancy dress box full of masks and spandex and we read a lot of books. So, this month, Rally & Broad bring you a literary treat on the theme of Heroes and Anti-Heroes. Bring your allies and enemies (and possibly a cape!).
Ross Sutherland: Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has three collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), and Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London.
Jonnie Common: After winning everyone over at our End of Term Party in June, we simply had to have the man back to do it again. He’s bloody marvellous.
Theresa Munoz: Poet and critic. Munoz’s first publication, “Close” (Happenstance Press) contains poems about Canada and Scotland, streets and snow, lakes and trains. She discusses relationships, travelling and multi-culturalism. Her poetic forms range from fragmented vignettes to longer narrative works. And she’s darn guid, likes.
Jenna Watt: Award winning Live Artist / Theatre Maker/ Director originally from Inverness and currently living and working in Edinburgh. Her work Flâneurs was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First in 2012 during the Edinburgh Fringe. Her live art happening “It’s Ok, It’s Only Temporary” (the apple smashing piece) gained her notoriety after she was temporarily banned from a Scottish venue. This piece went on to tour the UK to venues including the Forest Fringe, The Basement, Brighton, and Out of the Blue, Edinburgh.
Rachel Amey: Edinburgh favourite for her polemical poetry and slick performances, Rachel Amey is the Bongo Club Slam champion 2013 and was also a finalist in this year’s BBC Festival Slam.
Hosted by award winning poet and promoter Jenny Lindsay (The Big Word/ Is This Poetry?/BBC Slam Winner 2012) & Rachel McCrum (Callum Macdonald Award winner 2013/ BBC Slam Finalist 2012/ 2013).