Stand up and spit it out: chance to have your say on ranting poetry nights

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Poets will be reviving the spirit of ranting poetry in a three-night tour that takes in Barton-in-Humber, Leeds, and Barnsley this month. Stand up and Spit’s ‘Northern Accent’ tour will feature Kate Fox, Tim Wells, and Nick Toczek (pictured) at all three venues, with John Hegley and Melissa Lee Houghton joining them for the last night in Barnsley. 

The three venues are the Ropewalk in Barton-in-Humber (Thursday 20 April); Seven Arts in Leeds (Friday 21 April) ; and Barnsley Civic (Saturday 22 April). 

And that’s not all – tour presenters A Firm of Poets are organising free, two-hour Talking Loud and Saying Summat poetry workshops in the afternoon before each show, with Matt Abbott and Ralph Dartford helping participants to hone their performance poetry skills, before giving them the chance to perform one poem live on the night as part of the show. The Leeds workshop is already full, but there are still places available at Barton and Barnsley. Email if you want to take part. More details

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