Write to Speak Presents Kate Fox News at Hull Truck on Wednesday 12th January 2011
Show starts at 7.45pm Tickets £10
Hull Truck Box Office (01482) 323638
Write to Speak, Yorkshire's first theatre based spoken word night, returns to the studio space at Hull Truck theatre for its final night of the season on Wednesday 12th January to present Kate Fox News, with support from 4 local up and coming female poets. The evening will be hosted by Joe Hakim and Mike Watts.
She once made the news, then she wrote the news, now she writes poems about it. But what is news? Everybody's life story is a news story, this is Kate's.
She wished Tony Blair was her Dad, found out the Yorkshire Ripper worked for her Auntie and watched the Satanic Verses being burned through the window of the 576 bus.
Kate's journeys through news saw her looking for a voice, a father and a snappy headline.
This is the story of what she found and what she lost.
Kate Fox is a Newcastle based writer, comedian and poet. Poet in residence on Radio 4's Saturday Live, she has written and performed poems for BBC2'sDaily Politics Show and BBC2'sChelsea Flower Show coverage, as well as for conferences, schools and festivals.
'... funny, quirky and a wonderful writer': Sarah Millican 'Had the whole audience laughing': Daily Telegraph
Supporting Kate will be 4 new local female poets; Catherine Scott, Kerry-Joe Pulford, Michaela Bamber and Pam Scobie, bringing a diverse range of entertaining and thought provoking performance poetry to the Studio Theatre stage.
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Made in Hull - thisisUll.com announces the release of it's latest development - Larkin25 is a living anthology of poetry collected to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of
Philip Larkin, poet, who made his home in Kingston Upon Hull in the UK.
Introducing poetry written by local poets from Hull and its surrounding areas in celebration of Philip Larkin's
life and featuring works performed at 'They f*** you up' live performances at
Hull Truck Theatre in July 2010.
News, Arts Hull Poet, Mike Watts' Debut Collection Available Now By Tim Roux
Coming from a street near Mike Watts, I happen to know quite a lot about Hull and the extraordinary artistic
flare up that has happened there over the last 40 years since the arrival of Philip Larkin of Hull University,
John Godber of Hull Truck, and Cilla Wykes of ThisisUll, all of whom have had a major effect on the area
(and if those sound like honorary titles they've got there, they should be).
Poetry When We Had It All By Dobski
Midnight 'ire car, drivin' down dark country lanes,
anticipation builds MDMA flows through the veins.
Four o' five young bucks raring to go,
we each popped a pill over an 'our ago.
We must be close now, somewhere round 'ere,
could be the party of the year.
'Ere we go lads'... I jus' seen, Read more...
Poetry Quills By Christy Hall
I'm walking Italy. Tuscany.
But I could be anywhere, at any time.
Scattered on the side of the road,
is a pile, a spillage.
They look like spines, or branches
feathered out into a wash of spindles,
like horizontal-growing heather. Read more...
Poetry - Hull By Georgena Thacker
Hush, Stop, Listen, the City is singing,
A song of lost people with the sea in their blood.
A hardy race without false sentiment,
adapting to the sea of change.
Its shores are breached,
the horizon is coming into focus,
shining with new promises of a different future for the children.
Poetry Don't Ever Use The 'P' Word By Mike Watts
Besides the bar staff,
We were the only two faces
In the room
I offered her a drink.
She raised a thumb
And thanked me
I brought over a pint and a half Read more...
Poetry Larkin 25 - City By The Sea By Jade Kennedy
The grey clouds hastened onwards,
burdened with winter rain.
Brought by North sea winds,
they weighed heavily on the bricks and mortar,
of the city by the sea.
Walls that hold tales of life.
Of lives lived behind the same painted door.
Poetry Larkin 25 - Tess By Amber Goodwin
He loved me. He swore it loud
and painfully. Hands like marble,
Grey and cold, like that spirit - a broken
Infant. It was too late to scream.
Apparently, I made my choice.
It is of late. My fingers caress the smooth,
Gratuitous fabric. Wishing for silk, Read more...
Poetry Larkin 25 - Imelda By Pamela Scobie
Imelda liked to squash things flat.
She loved the crunch, and then the splat!
She also liked to tear the wings
From inoffensive flying things,
And feed them to the cat.
I asked her once, in some alarm,
Why she inflicted so much harm. Read more...