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
19th December 2017 19:30
PAUL LYALLS - A VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS TREAT AT WRITE ANGLE
'Paul swept away the audience with his natural charisma.' The Herald; 'Always charismatic.' The London Evening Standard; ''Paul is a wonderful and polished performer. He is funny, warm and – his timing is perfect – He involves the audience and they're with him from start to finish!' WriteOutLoud. 'A very talented poet ' The Stage…..(see more Reviews below)….This is a comic/poet we highly recommend! You'll love him!
This is Paul's fourth time as guest for Write Angle! We love him and you will, too! He takes to the stage with a giant leap – the 'only poet who has a code by which his life is lived': 'Carpe post meridien' (Seize the afternoon) and he does! He tells of how he was entered twice in the Guinness Book of World Records: as the first poet to perform at the new Wembley Stadium; then for having the smallest audience ever!
His stories and poetry go on non-stop. He was with Denzel Washington when they passed a homeless man. Denzel bent down and gave him $50. The man jumped up and shouted, 'Hey everybody! Will Smith's just given me 50 bucks!' He then told of 'Things that happen in the movies'. '... any lock can be picked with a credit card or a paper clip. Only in the movies can one bullet blow up a car…'.
He had the audience laughing from beginning to end. A favourite, though, is when his wife asks, 'What are you thinking' - how can he tell her he wishes he was in IKEA in a cupboard waiting for someone to open the door, so he could jump out and say, 'excuse me, What country am I in'.
Paul is a wonderful and polished performer. He is funny, warm and – his timing is perfect. He's fast-moving, hip, accessible, rhythmic, clever and real. He involves the audience and they're with him from start to finish!
From '14-'16, Paul was Poet in Residence at the Roald Dahl Museum where he gave special performances and workshops, and had the honour of sitting in Roald Dahl's chair and write poems! He's performed in unusual places from Arsenal FC's dressing room to a variety of shops in the N1 London Shopping Centre. As a performance poet and spoken word artist, he's gigged 10 Edinburgh Festivals and many prestigious venues in cities as diverse as New York to Belfast.
Paul was Poet for the London Borough of Brent. He presented and starred alongside former World Poetry Slam Champion Kat Francois in the BBC/CBBC television programme 'The Big Slam Poetry House'.
He's performed with Will Self, John Hegley, Roger McGough, John Cooper Clarke, George Best, and many more. His unusual gigs have included opening for 'The Libertines' and appearing on the National News, in order to bring poetry to the masses. He performed on the No 73 bus as it wound its way through Central London. He spent a year as Poet in Residence for the Museum of Oxford visiting schools, performing and working with the public and writing an official poem for the city. 'We didn't start the shire'. In 2016 he was one of the poets in residence in the acclaimed Spine festival.
This year, Paul is Poet In Residence at Thornhill Primary School (7th year in a row) as well as Heartlands Secondary and being Poet for Word Summer 2017 Islington as well as being part of Betjeman Poetry Prize.
He's run hundreds of workshops in youth projects and prisons. His new collection 'A Funny Thing Happened' - features 52 brilliant poems aimed at anyone aged 5 – 105! He has poems published in the New 'Michael Rosen's A-Z of poetry' (Penguin/puffin). His full collection, 'Catching the Cascade' (Flipped Eye) was nominated for the 2012 Peoples book prize.
'Has an eye for the Absurd...his views on life's fleeting moments are poignant' The Daily Mail
'Poetry with attitude... somewhere between Bradford and the Lower East Side ' The Independent
'A very talented poet ' The Stage
'Very, very, very funny and very, very, very feel-good' National Union of Students Magazine
'Lyalls has an unerring and endearing instinct for the absurd. However as with all the best comic verse, Lyalls most effectively uses humour to tiptoe across more uncomfortable human realities...Lyalls is never less than clarity itself, which allows me to be similarly clear in my wholehearted recommendation of such an engaging and unusual collection.' Patrick Neate (costa Novel prize winner) The London Review
'Paul is a wonderful and polished performer. He is funny, warm and – his timing is perfect –He involves the audience and they're with him from start to finish!' WriteOutLoud
'Like a classy box of Chocolates you can dip into without having to read the key.' National Association Of Writers
'I very Much enjoyed your deadpan, sparse-parse-verse. Matzeltov.' Will Self
'His performances brim with assurance and laconic flair...Throughout the poetry throws itself with wondeful rhythm and unpredictable turn of phrase.' Write Out Loud
'Extremely good poetry, but smiles too much.' John Hegley
'A gifted poet...his work is witty, well constructed and well delivered.' The Stage
'...words of wit, wisdom and intelligence.' Apples and Snakes
'I very much like Paul Lyalls' Will Self
'Exploring the motif's of childhood, love, consumerism, secondhand cars and his native North, Lyalls paints a breathless montage of warm and atmospheric images to absorb...there isn't a word wasted...should be read and reread' (About 'Catching the Cascade) The Book Trust
Time: 7:30pm (7.15 for 7.30 pm)
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