Entry: Free - donations to refugee charity
Open Mic Event
Satellite is a friendly monthly event, mainly poetry and spoken word - occasional musical guests. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH There are feature poets and OPEN MIKE - contact in advance or sign up on the night
Poet in Residence Helen Sheppard hosts the event along with Stella Quinlivan and Pauline Sewards.
Past guests have included Clive Birnie, Helen Moore, Angie Belcher, Ash Dickinson, Sarer Scotthorne, Paul Hawkins, Polly Moyer, Matt Duggan, Fran Isherwood, Cathy Flower, Alice Denny, Wendy Young, Melanie Branton, Sanket Shrestra, Clive Osman, Mab Jones, Eliza Bumistre, Tom Sastry, Stephen Thomas, David C Johnson Andi Langford-Woods and Hazel Hammond among others.
Future confirmed guests include Robert Garnham.
14th March 2018 20:15
Headliners for 14th March are SUSIE WILD and IMOGEN DOWNES
also Community Open Mike hosted by Helen Sheppard
Susie Wild’s lively first collection Better Houses introduces a poet with a nomadic spirit. She tramps with humour, love, and loss across the UK, even the globe, seeking a place to call home.
'These poems are spells whose words bewitch the ordinary and transform the objects and routines of our human world with their word-magic.' – Gillian Clarke
'The world shifts and transforms itself in these subtly disconcerting poems: words into bees, surgical stitches into mascaraed eyelashes, a fossil oyster into a lover's toenails. The effect can be darkly sinister or exuberantly witty, but it's always new and refreshing. This is an exciting and assured poetic debut.' – Matthew Francis
Wild’s other books are the short story collection The Art of Contraception, listed for the Edge Hill Prize, and the novella Arrivals. She has performed her words at Glastonbury Festival, Hay Festival, Green Man Festival, the Dylan Weekend and many more.
She lives in Cardiff with a German prop maker and their Welsh cat.
Imogen is a poet, writer, and theatre maker from Bristol. She has previously worked for Rife Magazine and is a current member of Bristol Old Vic’s Made In Bristol scheme. Influenced by the rawness of performance poetry and her experiences as a young woman, she has shared her work in a number of venues across Bristol and the South West. Having developed from a background in theatre, she draws on her experiences in storytelling and playwriting to create a strong blend of engaging performance and powerful writing. Whether humorous or cuttingly serious, Imogen’s work always aims to reveal something about the human condition; transcending everyday experiences to lay bare what it means to be human and to be treated inhumanely.
Time: 8:15pm (venue upstairs opens at 8.15 meet in pub beforehand)
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