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
21st June 2016 19:30
HANNAH CHUTZPUH -WINNER OF FIVE ***** SHOW- TWO YEARS RUNNING – EDINBURGH FEST
The hilarious Hannah Chutzpah will be June 21st Write Angle's special guest. Hannah is a performance poet, writer, activist, comic, socialist, 'clever clogs', and a 'klutz'. She has been described as ‘fine’ by three therapists; as ‘of good character’ by a high court judge; and as a ‘potential maggot-thrower’ by the Metropolitan police.
Her poetry is funny, clever and often heartfelt. On a number of occasions it's made people cry. (in a 'good way', we've been told).
She's an Edinburgh Fringe regular, and her one-woman show, ‘Asking Nicely’ received five star reviews (not easy to achieve) in 2014 and 2015, and was voted ‘Best Feel-Good Spoken Word Show’ on the PBH Free Fringe. It has been performed in various venues around the UK.
Hannah has performed everywhere from 'Squat gigs', 'Occupy London' to music festivals, to the Tate Modern, Albert Hall and the National Space Centre. (also including, 'Listen Softly, London;, Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire; Poetry Cafe, London; Hammer and Tongue, London; Positive Money, London; Verse Matters, Sheffield; Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle; Strawberry Fair Festival, Cambridge; The Big Green Bookshop, London; Leefest, Apples & Snakes; Poetry Rivals Slam, Peterborough; Quiltbag Cabaret, Cambridge; Stand up and Slam, London; Hammer & Tongue Cambridge Finals; BBC Question Time and Watchalong and too many more to mention!). She'll be touring various venues in the UK this autumn, with funding from the Rainbow Heron Project - a health trust.
She's had articles published in the Guardian and the Independent, and poetry published by The Poetry Society, Fuselit, Dot DotDash, The Paper, Under the Fable and Rising magazines. Her debut pamphlet is published by Allographic Press.
Her short story ‘The Hour’ was published in 'Story', after coming 3rd in The Happenstance Press’s short story competition. She’s been shortlisted in the Metropolitan University’s poetry competition, judged by Andrew Motion and Jackie Kay, and has been a Poetry Rivals finalist three years in a row. She won a competition run by Tom Vowler for the best six-word short story. (The winning entry was “Wolves got your grandmother. You’re rich.”)
Hannah volunteers with Netpol, the network for police monitoring. She was a finalist in the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s Campaigner Awards (London Social Justice Category) 2012. She won the title Zombie of the Year 2011 (bestowed by the Zombie Rights Blog) and,professionally, is a web editor and copywriter, formerly in academia and publishing, now working for charities.
“Her poems are performed with an infectious energy … Chutzpah’s confidence and determination are inspiring: this is a gorgeous, life-affirming, empowering show. I left at least three inches taller.” (Three Weeks), “This show had me giggling, sobbing and punching the air. Sometimes simultaneously.” (Opus Independents), “Fascinating ideas, expressed eloquently, amusingly and with supreme lyricism.” (Sabotage Reviews), Charming, funny, and straight-shooting, Hannah stares gender, class and racial issues right in the face, as she dissects social conditioning in a whirlwind of beautifully crafted metaphors, alliterations and assonance. Hannah cleverly educates us using a wide range of personal stories, and scientific research to wittily illustrate the complex (yet constantly mistaken for black and white) society that we live in. Hannah’s brave exploration of self sparks the questions of your own baggage, conditionings, and social status: as she laughingly observes: “we are all damaged in our own special ways” (Pilgrim).
In addition to the special guest, there'll be the popular Open Mic for those who want to share their talents and skills. So, come along, invite family, friends - bring your poems, guitars, hammer dulcimers, or whatever, and join in the fun. On the other hand, if you want, you can just sit back and enjoy the evening!
Write Angle's new venue, The Townhouse, has proved to be a big success with everyone and you're sure to love it as well. Their garden is magnificent. Meals are available if you want to get some food before coming up. There will also be a raffle for two free meals at 'Seven Fish', a superb restaurant in Midhurst, where the service is friendly, the ambience is warm and there is an excellent variety of fish.
Write Angle starts 7.15 for 7.30. It is recommended you come early to get a good seat. Townhouse is at 28 High Street, Petersfield and entry is £5.
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