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 Richard Digance, 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 November 2017 19:30
ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER – UNDAUNTED!
A lunatic misogynist billionaire with a nuclear hairdo had a date with a nuclear button in the White House, having received about 3 million votes fewer than his opponent. The UK hurtles towards Brexit after the most virulently xenophobic right wing press campaign in British history and a vote based on a bunch of ‘promises’ which were repudiated the day after the result. (Attila’s no Remain fanatic either) And on a far more positive note Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour wins its biggest share of the General Election vote for 20 years with an unashamedly socialist manifesto!
The world's changing fast, but Attila's been keeping up - and he's more fired up than in his 36 years as a performance poet! He believes he understands why it's all happening. At his gigs all over Europe you will have heard his humourous and hard-hitting take on the momentous events of the last few months - and much more.
He's discovered his deeply personal side, and has been writing poignantly about his family, and recent cancer diagnosis. These evolved into his latest collection ’Undaunted’. He'll also be reading from his fascinating autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’ as well as his songs, accompanied by his trusty mandola, Nelson. All these are bound to make you laugh, cry or get very very angry. Whatever, you can be sure you'll leave still feeling Attila's presence is with you!
For those not aware, Attila was launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83. He's toured in 24 countries, done over 3400 gigs and released over 40 CDs/LPs/singles, 8 books of poetry and his autobiography ‘Arguments Yard’.
In the UK and other English speaking countries, he's best known for his spoken word poetry and acoustic songs, but in mainland Europe he's better known as the leader of his band, BARNSTORMER, who have regularly toured Germany, Holland, Austria and Switzerland since forming in 1994. They've done well over 700 gigs. Barnstormer play an energetic and melodic mixture of medieval music and punk and they've released 4 albums of Attila’s compositions. The band line up consists of Jason Pegg – guitar, Cookie – bass, M.M.McGhee – drums and Attila on fiddle, mandola, recorders and vocals.
Along with this very special guest, Write Angle will have its Regular and Popular Open Mic for those of you who'd like to come and share your talents! You don't have to be a star. But if you do want to, you have to start somewhere! Take a step on the WA ladder to fame! Bring your poetry, guitars, music, song...and just enjoy! Or just come and enjoy the evening! We guarantee you won't be disappointed! The gig is at Townhouse Pub/Bistro, 28, High St, Petersfield, GU32 3JL - 7.15pm for 7.30pm, Entry £6.
The raffle will be for two free meals at an excellent local restaurant . Who knows. You just might win it!
Time: 7:30pm (7.15 for 7.30pm)
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