Open Mic Event
Contact: Leah, 0783 431 6040 or www.petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk
Write Angle Open mic PLUS Guest Performers Poetry & Music, the third Tuesday of every month.
Guests include John Hegley, Attila the Stockbroker, Richard Digance, Rachel Pantechnicon, Speech Painter, Sara Hirsch, Patience Agbabi, Susan Richardson, Mab Jones, Audi Maserati, AF Harrold, Pete the Temp, Hannah Tristram, Brendan Cleary, Jonny Fluffypunk, Jude Simpson, Paul Lyalls, Johnny Jet, Project Adorno...and more
PLUS OPEN MIC Every Month
15th December 2015 19:30
PAUL LYALLS ADDS HIS OWN 'UNIQUE MADNESS TO 'WRITE' ANGLE' ON THEIR FIRST 'FOLLY UPSTAIRS' CHRISTMAS'
Our special Guest is Paul Lyalls and, once you've seen this 'gifted and quirky' 'mad man perform,we promise you won't forget him! He's funny, fast-moving, hip, accessible, rhythmic, clever and'real' - his charm and personality will knock you off your feet!
As a performance poet, he's gigged at least 10 Edinburgh festivals, (starring in the sell-out 'Edinburgh family show'), Eton College, Glastonbury, and more. He's worked and performed to large crowds with Michael Rosen, Roger McGough, John Cooper Clarke, Will Self, John Hegley, Benjamin Zepphaniah, Andrea Leavy & Rastamouse to name but a few, and has performed in many prestigious venues in New York, Belfast, and other cities.
He was one the poets for London's Olympic 'Shake the Dust', 'Smile London' and the 'London Borough of Islington's Word Festival' and 'London Borough of Brent'. He's now 2015 'Poet in Residence' for the Museum of Oxford and he was the First poet to perform at the new Wembley Stadium – he's also 'Poet in Residence' for the 'ROALD DAHL Museum'; and he presented and starred with former World Poetry Slam Champion Kat Francois in the BBC/CBBC TV programme, 'The Big Slam Poetry House'. He worked with Arsenal Football Club, on their 125th Anniversary, while hosting one of London's longest-running and best-loved nights 'Express Excess'.
His poems have been published in the new 'Michael Rosen's A-Z of poetry' (Penguin/puffin) and he was invited to take part in the Cheltenham Literature Festival's 'All star poetry slam show'. More unusual gigs have included opening for 'The Libertines' and appearing on the national news, after performing on a bus as it wound it way through Central London to Oxford St.
He's run hundreds of workshops in schools, youth projects, prisons, and has been poet in residence in 24 schools. His full collection 'Catching the cascade' (Flipped eye) was shortlisted for 'People's Book Prize' and his children's collection 'Are we nearly there yet?' is on its 3rd reprint.
'Poetry with attitude... somewhere between Bradford and the Lower East Side.' (The Independent), 'Always charismatic.” (Evening Standard); 'Paul swept away the audience with his natural charisma.' (The Herald); 'Has an eye for the Absurd...his views on life's fleeting moments are poignant.' (The Daily Mail****); 'Very, very, very very very very very funny and very very very feel-good.' (NUS magazine*****); 'Words of wit, wisdom and intelligence.' (Apples and Snakes);'I very much like Paul Lyalls.' (Will Self); 'A gifted poet...his work is witty, well constructed and well delivered.' (The Stage); 'Extremely good poetry,'(John Hegley); 'Very talented poet.' (The Stage); Very, very, very funny and very, very, very feel-good' (National Union of Students Magazine).
The gig is at 7.15 for 7.30 on Tuesday 15th December at The Folly Upstairs. Cost; £14 which includes the delicious 'Folly' prepared and served hot and cold food (£8.50) plus the normal £6 entry - for guest star plus the open mic.
Write Angle expects to have a 'rocking, rolling, rollicking time so don't forget! Put the date in your diaries and come join WA for an unforgettable evening! And do bring friends and family, especially those who want to perform at the open mic! There've been guitars, ukes, mandolins, hammer dulcimers, harmonicas, - even a shuti and there's always room for more of the same as well as some unusual instruments!
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