Liberation - An evening of Spoken Word at The Ropewalk, Barton-Upon-Humber Saturday 8th October
Introducing Barton Upon Humber's own Lady Blah Blah in an evening of Spoken Word
also featuring Joe Hakim and Mike Watts with support from local poets PLUS Open Mic
Ropewalk, Saturday 8th October, 8pm
Tickets £3 on 01652 660380
Liberation is North Lincolnshire's first theatre based local spoken word night,
launching with the arrival of Barton Upon Humber's own Lady Blah Blah on
Saturday 8th October, compered by Joe Hakim and Mike Watts with support
from 4 local up and coming poets.
Now the spoken word is deemed as dangerous as the bomb, Eddie Mair
Joe Hakim's first break came when he was the winner of Poetry Idol 10, a spoken word
competition held at Shortfuse in Islington. He has had residencies at Contact in Manchester,
Birmingham REP, Battersea Arts Centre and the Shunt Vault in London. He has also performed
at the Latitude and Big Chill festivals.
His short story Difficult People was the runner-up in BBC Radio 3's The Verb Chekov Short Story
competition in 2010. His debut book No Light/Might Escape was released earlier this year.
Mike Watts is a poet/spoken word performer from Hull.
He has performed his quick fire and no-nonsense poetry at events and venues up and down the country.
His debut collection Coming To A Street Near You was released in the new year. He is also the co-founder
and co-host of Write to Speak, Yorkshire’s only theatre-based spoken word event.
After taking control of the airwaves on radio and TV, Lady Blah Blah now takes to the stage.
A familiar voice on both banks of the Humber, the ginger whirlwind throws away the script and grabs the
most powerful microphone of all.
A regular poet on the thriving local circuit, Lady Blah Blah combines gall,
grit, glam and grammar. This evening she is delighted to be launching her latest look and lilt with
some of the finest poets around, in her home town of Barton Upon Humber.
In support will be 4 local poets; Catherine Scott, Jim Higo, Ashley Fisher and Pam Scobie, bringing a
diverse range of entertaining and thought provoking performance poetry to the Ropewalk
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