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  Milk Poetry open mic ft Jausmė and Leila Jane King - Bristol

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
The Room Above
    133 St Michael's Hill,  Bristol
   
BS2 8BS
     
 
Date:
Monday  21st  August
     
 
Time:
7pm
     
 
Price:
£4 on the door
 
 
  Details:

This month with Jausmė and Leila Jane King.

Jausmė is a pioneer of some mystical, unique sounds you are likely to come across, playing the Kanklės, its 29 strings and vocal chords in a mix of folklore, jazz and soul inspired by nature and people and if you're people perhaps that means by you too!
Jausmė has collaborated with various electronic music producers and worked on sounds of deep bass, dub, dubtechno, garage and more.

plus Leilah Jane King, winner of our June Slam. Hopefully she'll invite us into her world and fill us with words and laughter.

There's an open mic too so if you wanna strut your stuff, show the world what your made of, scare the bajeezus out of us, share your story or your poem or your song.

Arrive early to sign up.


This event will be hosted by Malaika Kegode.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
     
 
Tickets:
 £4 on the door
 

 

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 Poetry Unlimited
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue: The Arts House
   
108a Stokes Croft, Bristol
    BS1 3RU
     
 
Date:
Tuesday 5th September
     
 
Time:
11.30am
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details:

Bring a couple of poems to share, another poet's or your own. (Please try to keep each poem to 3 minutes or less, to include your introduction.)

The theme this month is – Temptation (not a strict theme, just a guide)

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
     
 
Website:
www.poetryunlimitedbristol.weebly.com
     
 
Tickets:
Free (buy a coffee)
 

 

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 Superheroes of Slam - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
Watershed
    1 Canons Rd, Bristol
    BS1 5TX
     
 
Date:
Tuesday 26th September
     
 
Time:
7pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details: Commonword in association with Shagufta Iqbal presents:

Superheroes of Slam Bristol heat

The Superheroes of Slam 2017 Final will take place on the 12th of October at Three Minute Theatre, Manchester. This year finalists will be from from Berlin (Germany), Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Rochdale and Sheffield will be battling it out for the title of Superheroes of Slam Champion 2017.
Alongside the title, the winner will receive £250 and an Arvon Course of their choice (subject to availability).

Contestants have 3 minutes to rock or shock the mic and are judged by audience responses and guest judges.
Previous winners of the slam include: Dominic Berry, Mark Mace Smith, Ben Mellor, Joy France and Paris Kaur.

 

 To enter: email shaguftakiqbal@yahoo.co.uk

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
     
 
Tickets:
Free
 

 

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 Poetry in the Pond - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Event

 
  Venue:
The Cross Hands Pub
   
1 Staple Hill, Fishponds, Bristol,
    BS16 5AA
     
 
Date:
Wednesday 30th August
     
 
Time:
8pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details:

Featuring Sam Smith reading from his new collection published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.


 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
 
     
 
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 ASP Poetry Circle
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue:
Suite 7 - Mathematics
   
Broadlands School, St Francis Rd,  Keynsham
   
BS31 2DY
     
 
Date:
Thursday 21st August
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
Free
 
 
  Details:

Bring a couple of poems to share, another poet's or your own.

This month's theme: Man's Best Friend

 


 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info: mandd@gentlyblown.co.uk
     
 
Website:
     
 
Tickets:
Free
 

 

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 Can Openers - Bristol
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Reading Event

 
  Venue:
The Dance Studio
    The Station, Silver St, Bristol
    BS1 2AG
     
 
Date:
Friday 1st September
     
 
Time:
Midday
     
 
Price:
Suggested donation £3 (or what you can afford)
 
 
  Details:

A chance to listen to and meet with poets in a relaxed atmosphere.

Open mic platform for poetry with special guest reader Stuart Nunn.

Come along to listen or share.

Hosted by Colin Brown

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
info@poetrycan.co.uk
     
 
Website:
     
 
Tickets:
Suggested donation £3
 

 

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 Blahblahblah - Bristol
 
 

Performance Event

 
  Venue: The Wardrobe Theatre
   
25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol
    BS2 0DF
     
 
Date:
Monday 25th September
     
 
Time:
8pm
     
 
Price:
£10 (£8 concs)
 
 
  Details:

Shall We Take This Outside

I have to hit him.
In the face.
But there is no anger inside me right now.
Just a gut full of fear.
Heroes are usually pretty handy in a scrap. And when heroes fight, they win. And stuff gets sorted.

Adam has to look out for his brothers. He’s the eldest. He’s a good guy so he’ll be fine. Good guys don’t get beaten up. Good guys win. That’s how it works.

But once you’ve learned the language of violence, how do you stop speaking it?

Shall We Take This Outside is a unique and visceral fusion of spoken word and dance. National Slam Champion, Adam Kammerling, teams up with real life dance superhumans, Eric Mitchell and Jacob Smart, to explore the effect of hero behaviour on real-world attitudes to violence.

 

 

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
Box Office - 0117 902 0344 / tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com
     
 
Website:
     
 
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  Ten Shades of Green

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
Dartington Village Hall
    Cott Rd, Dartington
    TQ9 6HY
     
 
Date:
Thursday 31st August
     
 
Time:
7.30pm
     
 
Price:
 £6
 
 
  Details: A Green Party poetry fundraiser featuring
Matt Harvey, Jackie Juno, Robert Garnham, Roselle Angwin, Simon Williams, Susan Taylor Julie-ann Rowell, Graham Burchell, Ian Royce, Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem.
Hosted by Jennie Osborne

Bring your own drinks



   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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Website:
     
 
Tickets:
£6
 

 

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  Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights presents ...

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
Mr B's Emporium
    14 -15 John St, Bath
    BA1 2JL
     
 
Date:
Thursday 14th September
     
 
Time:
7pm
     
 
Price:
 £6
 
 
  Details: Mr B's Introduces
The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate
with special guest Rachel McCrum

Mr B's first ever performance poetry event will feature Rachel McCrum, a poet, performer and workshop leader who has travelled the world with her powerful, direct and enthralling poetry, writing her way from Northern Ireland to Haiti and South Africa and beyond. Her debut collection, "The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate"is as widely travelled as Rachel herself, asking questions of displacement, resistance and about what happens when we raise our voices. Rachel co-founded the cult spoken word night Rally & Broad in Edinburgh and was the inaugural Poet in Residence at BBC Scotland. Now based in Montreal, she is traveling the UK this summer.

For poetry lovers and intrigued newbies alike, this promises to be a rare and inspiring night.


Ticket price includes poetry performance and book-signing, a glass of wine and 15% off all books on the night.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
 email tickets@mrbsemporium.com or at the shop
     
 
Website:
     
 
Tickets:
£6
 

 

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  Tears in the Fence Festival Weekend

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Festival Weekend

 
  Venue:
The White Horse Inn
   
Stourpaine, Blandford Forum
    DT11 8TA
     
 
Date:
Fri 15th - Sun 17th September
     
 
Time:
various by event
     
 
Price:
 £25 (w/end) / £15 (Sat) / £10 (Sun)
 
 
  Details:

Poetry Festival on the Politics of Engagement with readings, talks and discussion, open readings, bookstall and workshop.

The Festival’s theme is the politics of engagement and shall be recalling and discussing the impact of Barry MacSweeney and Irina Ratushinskaya, both of whom read twice at the Festivals in the 1990s.

Amongst the confirmed participants, so far, are Jennifer K. Dick, Melisande Fitzsimons, Sophie Herxheimer, Ric Hool, Norman Jope, Camilla Nelson, Luke Roberts, Steve Spence, Maria Stadnicka.

Open Readings featuring Valerie Bridge, Richard Foreman, Peter King, Aidan Semmens, Charles Wilkinson

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
     
 
Website:
     
 
Tickets:
£25 (weekend ticket) / £15 (Saturday) / £10 (Sunday)
 

 

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  Port Eliot Festival

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Festival Weekend

 
  Venue:
Port Eliot
   
St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall
    PL12 5ND
     
 
Date:
Fri 27th - Sun 29th July
     
 
Time:
various by event
     
 
Price:
 £25 (w/end) / £15 (Sat) / £10 (Sun)
 
 
  Details: A family festival on the Port Eliot estate featuring, amongst other things, plent of poetry.

With: Hollie McNish, Liskeard Poets, Martin Figura, Wonderzoo, Luke Wright, Catherine Smith, Caroline Bird, Elvis McGonagall, Hannah Jane Walker, Hannah Silva, Deanna Rodger, Jackie Hagan, Rob Auton, Venessa Kisuule, Mike Garry, Ross Sutherland, Selena Godden, Jonny Fluffypunk, Bohdan Piasecki, Rosy Carrick, Sally Jenkinson, Kayo Chingonye, Zaffar Kunial, Martha Sprackland and Matt Harvey.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
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  Benjemin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Performance Event

 
  Venue:
The Trinity Centre
   
Trinity Rd, Bristol
    BS2 0NW
     
 
Date:
Friday 22nd September
     
 
Time:
7pm
     
 
Price:
 £10 (earlybird) / £15+ booking fee
 
 
  Details:
Pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker has teamed up with renowned producer & engineer, The Sea

Benjamin Zephaniah, pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker has teamed up with renowned producer & engineer, The Sea (Toots & The Maytals, Rodney P, Massive Attack,The Wailers, Buju Banton) & created the incredibly timely album, Revolutionary Minds.

As a live Entity, the five strong Revolutionary Minds expertly provide rich, upbeat, hypnotic dub rhythms behind Benjamin’s beloved vocal and lyrical mastery. Amongst these backing vocals are supplied by Amy True, an artist in her own right she is fast becoming one of the most influential and talked about personalities in the UK Hip Hop scene, being equally formidable in both her ability to sing, and her ability to deliver fast paced gritty lyricism. Revolutionary Minds as a body of work tackles the indigestible topic of the world we live in today, political & economic corruption, global warming, rampant racism, fascist patriarchy...unfortunately we could go on & on.

Amid this chaos though Revolutionary Minds, both band and album, are the soundtrack for the modern revolutionist; it will make you feel empowered, hopeful, galvanised to make a difference and make you dance; it’s a dub thing.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
  Info:
0117 935 1200
     
 
Website:
     
 
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