This event takes place at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA
Tonight we celebrate the power of poetry in performance with some of Britain’s most exciting voices coming together, with fantastic music to polish everything off. Prepare to be dazzled!
Rather than the creator of Death Robots from Outer Space, expect the A. F. Harrold who started in a Blackwell’s bookshop in the late 1990s, before going on to becoming a full-time poet and workshop facilitator in the early 2000s.
Edward Day is a gender fluid poet and theatre maker. Performing in a wild, theatrical style, Edward reimagines daily life in many fantastical ways, from having the powers of a Jedi, to food growing knots inside him.
Mab Jones is a “unique talent” (The Times) who has read her work all over the UK, in the US, France, Ireland and Japan. She is winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Award, the Word Factory Neil Gaiman Short Story competition, the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and, most recently, the Aurora Poetry Competition judged by Penelope Shuttle. Her newest collection, Take Your Experience and Peel It, is published by Indigo Dreams. Her first collection, Poor Queen, was published by Burning Eye Books. “Her best poems take my breath away.” - Gwyneth Lewis
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross-artform practitioner, a poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer and founder of the Midnight Run - an international, arts- lled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumni and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are reoccurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional african storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. His poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic, Nine Arches & several plays by Oberon.
George Fell has been mesmerizing UK audiences with his instrumentals and arrangements for almost a decade, originally developing his technique from early Blues and Country recordings, and the guitar as a solo instrument.
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