Northern Gravy Live! with Toria Garbutt and Roy
This event on 16th March 2023 at 19:30 has past.
Northern Gravy Live at Home - Volume 2
Featuring; Toria Garbutt and PJ Smith (as Roy)
Hosted by Ralph Dartford
Roy was born in North Liverpool. His deft, articulate and startlingly observed stories veer from the comic to the calamitous in a breath, cutting to the quick of the broad swathe of people and personalities that comprise his native city, from struggling parents to small-time criminals, pent-up white-collar workers to drinkers long lost to the ale. Roy’s eye is as keen as it is generous, presenting, in the great tradition of English realism, the real lives of people up against it in all sorts of ways, muddling through, trying to make the best of it. Roy’s first publication, Algorithm Party, came out on Rough Trade Editions in 2020. He collects discarded handwritten notes, loves Portuguese custard tarts and aspires to live in The Barbican.
Toria Garbutt is a spoken word artist, poet and educator from Knottingley – a former mining town in West Yorkshire. She tours regularly with Dr John Cooper Clarke and at venues across the UK with her solo show 'Another Time in Space', the book was published by Wrecking Ball Press in December 2022. Her début album ‘Hot Plastic Moon’ was a collection of confessional, observational and character based poetry, with a punk heritage, a staccato heartbeat and showcased her unique flair for storytelling. Her début poetry collection 'The Universe and Me', was also published by Wrecking Ball Press.
Toria’s words have also been featured in Not Too Tame’s Northern Souls show at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and in The Guardian for their feature on The Rise and Rise of the New Poets. In September 2021, she featured on the front cover and centre fold of The Big Issue North. Toria delivers spoken word workshops to a variety of community groups, schools and prisons. She is passionate about using poetry as a vehicle for self-expression and connection.
Price: £3.00. (£3 to Write Out Loud members and their friends)
Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 19.15)
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