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Write Angle Open mic PLUS Guest Performers Poetry & Music, the third Tuesday of every month.
Guests include John Hegley, Attila the Stockbroker, Rachel Pantechnicon, Speech Painter, Peter Wyton, Peter Dixon, Susan Richardson, Mab Jones, Audi Maserati, AF Harrold, Pete the Temp, Hannah Tristram, Mike Knee, Jonny Fluffypunk, Jude Simpson, Liz Bentley, Johnny Jet, Project Adorno...and more
PLUS OPEN MIC Every Month
16th June 2015 19:30
IS WRITE ANGLE 'GOING TO POT' WITH GUEST PERFORMER, SPLIFF RICHARD?
His first time with Write Angle and we're pleased to have Spliff Richard, (Brighton), as guest performer on June 16th upstairs @ The Square Brewery, Petersfield, starting 7.15 for 7.30. Speech Painter assures us we'll love him - he's a really great poetry performer!
Spliff lives on a diet of badly paid service jobs, jazz cigarettes and the 'Guardian'. He's been doing his brand of rapid, rambling, rhyming, red-eyed rhetoric for audiences for 10 years. He's won several poetry slams and, in fact, won the annual local slam title for 4 years -until they asked him to stop competing.
He then challenged them further by switching teams in the Poets v MCs event witch attracts over 500 people each year - to the Concorde2 on Brighton seafront. He's performed in many festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Small World, Fordham fest, and Tribal Earth, to name a few.
In 2013, he was commissioned to collaborate with a short-film maker on a piece to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther-King's 'I have a dream' speech, as part of a programme of events by national poetry organisation Apples & Snakes. This was then shortlisted for the O' Bheal international poetry film festival.
Spliff is a regular at the annual commemoration ceremony of the 'Bronze Woman' statue in Stockwell; - the first ever statue of a black woman in the UK.
He performed with Johns Cooper Clarke and Hegley, Atilla the Stockbroker, Kate Tempest, Dizraeli, Taylor Mali (in a' live' Oxford/New York slam over the internet), Kat Francois, Brendan Cleary, and many many more.
Despite all of the above making him sound very serious and responsible, he also - in true Brighton style, spends evenings working in the bar of a music venue, and afternoons working in a veggie cafe - both of which can often find him giving hefty discounts on food and drinks to friends (or women he's attempting to flirt with). He has a troubling addiction to puns, and has been known to turn down employment on the grounds of refusing to trim his beard. He once stole a bottle of mineral water from a conference for the Crime Reduction Initiative.
Reviews: "I particularly liked Spliff Richard‘s plea to stop reggae music’s increasing anger and homophobia (“whatever happened to one love?”) -it was heartfelt; and a nice juxtaposition to the multiple defences for ganja." (Dana Bubuli) ,
"....his rhythms and amazing flow were exhilarating." (Dana Bubuli), "The night’s pantomime villain (or hero) was Spliff Richards." (Michael Goodier)
"You'll love him. He's really great! The audience'll love him. " (Speech Painter).
"Performance poet Spliff Richard has a vast following for his rapid-fire delivery, and he gains even more fans during his performances." (Jessica Marshall McHattie).
I hope you come and join us and meet this energetic and exciting newcomer we're adding to the guest performers we've had over the past 8 years! You just might find yourself beating the drum to an 'exciting, new' kind of poetry and performer!
In addition, there's our Open Mic for all poets and musicians to share their own talents, and of course, our monthly raffle for a freebie meal for two at some excellent local restaurant!
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