Spoken word

Spoken word

Buddhist Punk The Buddhist Punk aka Lord Fnord XXIII - Tim Holmes is a walking talking contradiction; my goddess can he talk. He’s also a poet, for the last seventeen years he’s travelled in the guise of the Buddhist Punk. Having produced a one man show: The Sub Verse Meditations of a Buddhist Punk, performed at literary & music festivals (Off the Shelf, Ledbury, Shambala, … Continue reading The Buddhist Punk aka Lord Fnord XXIII
FOUR MANATEES - FOUR MANATEES: Backlight Dreams Four Manatees will explore, expose, explode, merge and destroy boundaries between composition, improvisation, play and ritual. We will fool around with the idea of a “game”, or a “ritual” of a “piece of music” or “poetry” in five written pieces, each using a different compositional method and including elements of ritual and play. We will … Continue reading FOUR MANATEES
Salena Godden - Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets. A regular performer at literary festivals in a career that is now entering its third decade, Salena tops the bill at literary events both nationally and internationally. She’s appeared as a guest and writer for many BBC Radio programmes including The Verb, Saturday … Continue reading Salena Godden
Mr Vast and the Vast Minority - “Jesus,  you’re not easy to describe, you know? Okay, let me think.. You’re like a Muppet version of a Philip K. Dick novel… A Mr Vast gig is similar to that moment when you realise you’ve been secretly filmed by Derren Brown for the last six weeks…One of my mates thought you were well dodgy … Continue reading Mr Vast and the Vast Minority
Human Robber Human Robber - Human Robber (aka Brother Gush, Frater Null, Uncle Big Balls, Pope Margaret Minge XXIII etc) is a 53 year old work in progress………word mangler, wand maker, definite wizard or warlock but unsure witch. Former teacher he now attempts to explain this humans condition via the medium of poems, silly songs and impossibly true stories…..rumoured to … Continue reading Human Robber
Paulie C Paulie C - Paulie C is an enthusiastic participant in the utterly inexplicable experiment whereupon matter really attempts to know itself. He has been writing poetry for the majority of his 38 years and gibbers it infrequently to anyone who cares to listen. His influences include Philip K Dick, woozy psychedelia, the sneezing panda video and various beatnik … Continue reading Paulie C
Lisa Lovebucket Lisa Lovebucket - Lisa Lovebucket is Chair of the Teesside Literary Society, Gatekeeper of Chapel Perilous, Editor of Teesside University’s Creative Writing Blog and Founder of the Church United in the Name of Thinking. Her short play ‘Sister of Mercy’ was performed at the Crossing the Tees Literary Festival in June this year, her first dalliance with scripting … Continue reading Lisa Lovebucket
Verity Spott - Verity Spott is a poet and musician from Brighton. Verity has had poetry published in several journals, magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into Greek, Korean, Spanish, Czech and Portuguese. Verity’s books include “Effort to No”, “Dear Nothing and No One in it” (Iodine Press), “Balconette” (Veer Books), “Gideon” (Barque Press) and most … Continue reading Verity Spott
Cosmic Trigger Cabaret - We are so Very Freakin’ Happy that the very people who inspired and stirred up our 12 years of comfortable Discordianism by putting on a Play and Conferestival in November 2014 will be a High Light at our festival! Cast and crew from the ‘Cosmic Trigger Play’ and ‘Find the Others Conferestival’ will be holding … Continue reading Cosmic Trigger Cabaret
Ben Graham - Ben Graham is a poet, writer, performer, counter-culture historian and music journalist, whose work has appeared in the Quietus, the Stool Pigeon and Shindig magazine, among other publications. He is the author of ‘A Gathering of Promises: The Battle for Texas’s Psychedelic Music, from the 13th Floor Elevators to the Black Angels and Beyond’ (Zero … Continue reading Ben Graham
Dolly Turing - Dolly Turing may be a poet, party organiser, transformation instigator, collection of entities, dancer, experimental musician, process, git wizard, joke. She has read poems as part of Veer to Athens, at the Sussex Poetry Festival, at Supernormal Festival as part of the Archbishops of Banterbury, Hi Zero and in various pub gardens. She recently had … Continue reading Dolly Turing
Dave Pepper Dave Pepper - Dave Pepper has been performing his own style of performance poetry since 2002. It began with a slot at Moksha Medicine. A cabaret night at The 491 Gallery in Leytonstone, that was, in part, the heart of the incredibly bright and beautifuly bonkers community that had produced ‘The Warp’ only a few years before. Since … Continue reading Dave Pepper
Binnsclagg - Binnsclagg mix spoken word and electro-acoustic sound sources, often creating deliberately, provocatively unpleasant audio events. Past performances have seen them using industrial cutting equipment, filling cramped venues with showers of incandescent sparks and grating metallic shrieks [Wire Magazine] Binnsclagg are idiots. https://binnsclagg.bandcamp.com/album/live-april- may-2015

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  • Karl M V Waugh