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My birthday/OpenMind 25th January full itinerary

As some of you may know there's a character limit on the event pages on here, so I've decided to upload the full itinerary so far for my birthday OpenMind event on 25th January at TV 21, 10 Thomas Street, Manchester as a blog for the OpenMind group page.


Everyone is very much welcome to attend my special OpenMind event whether they're first time readers, casual open micers or veteran poets, and indeed any other form of expression. Our OpenSpace is exactly that, an open space for audience participation.


Without further ado, here's the full itinerary:


    • When
      Wednesday, 25 January 2012
    • Time
      18:00 until 23:00
  • Description
    *Doors: 6pm, start: 7:00pm*

    *£5 entry*

    OpenMind Indigo's Birthday Special is our FIRST show of 2012 and features many of our great offers*

    *We'll be continuing our discount for group bookings. Groups of 5 or more can have one member of their party in for free, and two people free for a group of 10 or more. We predict it being a popular edition to our discounts and offers.

    *Remember to bring your membership cards as every 4 shows attended with a stamped card earns our regular attendees FREE ENTRY to their 5th

    *Birthday Raffle with top prizes such as computer games, the only remaining copy of the OpenMind book, free entry to a future OpenMind event of your choice and computer games.

    We'll be returning with the live stream at
    uk/index.php/live-stream/ and as part of our format there'll be a free stream at 7pm GMT till 11pm GMT for our national/international audience outside of Manchester.

    There'll be an extended/unlimited birthday OpenSpace whereby a variety of artists may share their work in 5 minute performance slots (hosted by birthday boy Indigo) comment or email to arrange an OpenSpace slot:

    7:00pm: Indigo starts with the OpenSpace.

    Other OpenSpacers announced:

    Tsareena Wimbush singer

    Rabbi Cohen Nesbit comedy

    John G. Hall poetry

    Stereo Surrealist

    Gordon Zola poetry

    Natalie Smalley poetry

    Tony Ward acoustic musician

    Martin Christie poet and loops

    Brownie poet

    Hugh Polehampton poet

    Our guests this month will be sure to make this a party to remember.

    - Arthur Chappell is a revolutionary poet and was a Freed Up regular, he'll be returning to OpenMind with his unique brand of poetry mixing wit, keen observations and an honest realism that I'm a huge fan of.

    - Since childhood Sheena Bratt (previously known as Sheena Rowley) has been passionate about the magic of music. She sees music as an outlet for a message - of love, fun and global change & harmony.

    After tinkering with many instruments, she now mostly plays guitar and sings. Her performance and writing days began at primary school and she's busked, gigged and recorded all over the place (and in other countries), solo and in bands; For herself and for charity. She absolutely loves the whole process, the writing, recording and playing live. She loves many different types of music, all kinds of things in life inspire her to write and her music has been described as folk/country/blues/indie/pop but it doesn't really fall into a set category.

    For more information check out her website:

    - GrIm is a Hertfordshire based poet who has amassed quite a number of followers with his no-nonsense, gritty and grim poetry. He fuses poetry and raw lyricism in a distinct style that has won him many supporters. He's been writing for 12 years and performing for one, and I am sure you'll all be happy to give him a great big welcome to Manchester.

    You can find videos and poems by GrIm on his Facebook page:

    - Subset are a fuzz rock four-piece that describe themselves as
    no nonsense alternative rock with post-punk/punk/grunge/garage sensibilities.

    Subset writes songs about parties, extreme experiences with women, abusive drug excesses, mundane work routines, escapism, and nightmares as well as their own lives as real individuals.

    They released their debut 3-track 'EP' in September 2009 which was followed by the double A-side single in January 2010 which consisted of the tracks 'But We Barely Know Each Other' and 'When the Dressing Gown Falls Down' - there was also a video released for the latter track.

    Visit their website for more information:

    *Doors: 6pm, start: 7:00pm*

    *£5 entry*


Best wishes,


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