Sunday, 23 March 2014

OUT-SPOKEN: SECOND BIRTHDAY SPECIAL @ THE FORGE, CAMDEN - 11TH MARCH 2014

London, UK

11th March 2014

When it comes to spoken-word, there are few places in the UK which can rival the sheer abundance of events that take place in London every month. From the lyrically pugnacious ‘Tongue Fu’ and medicinal ‘Chill Pill’ to the explosive ‘Bang Said the Gun’ and gourmet ‘Come Rhyme with Me’, those with a passion for stand-up poetry are quite frankly spoilt for choice in the capital. It's among this linguistic family that Out-Spoken has emerged, building up considerable steam in its mission to unearth talented UK acts that, as its title suggests, are unafraid to speak their mind...

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Monday, 10 March 2014

BLAHBLAHBLAH W. MALCOLM HEAD: POETIC JUSTICE @ BRISTOL OLD VIC, 24TH FEBRUARY 2014

Bristol Old Vic

24th February 2014

Following a lengthy winter break in which the spoken-word team at the Bristol Old Vic was presumably nestled in hibernation mode, this late-February evening saw the welcome return of Blahblahblah. Drawing a smaller crowd than regulars are accustomed to, the modest gathering will surely grow in future months as news spreads that the South West’s leading lexical ambassadors are back (with a brand new rap).

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Blahblahblah: Malcolm Head 24/2/14


Thursday, 17 October 2013

PHANTOM LAUNDRY W. DIZRAELI & DOWNLOW + PREMROCK @ THE ATTIC BAR, BRISTOL – 10TH OCTOBER 2013

10th October 2013

The Attic Bar, Bristol

       Having burst onto the spoken-word scene earlier this year with some very special guests in the form of Howard ‘Mr Nice’ Marks and Kate Tempest, Phantom Laundry returned with a hip-hop infused evening following a lengthy summer hiatus. Drawing upon the skills of Bristol's home-grown wordsmith Dizraeli and New York-based rapper Premrock, the evening was a chance for both performers to showcase material from their latest releases.

Review continued at The Speakers Corner by clicking on the red link...


Image courtesy of George Dallimore 

Image courtesy of George Dallimore 

Image courtesy of George Dallimore 

Monday, 23 September 2013

BLAHBLAHBLAH W. MOLLY NAYLOR, PATRICK LAPPIN & RACHEL PANTECHNICON @ BRISTOL OLD VIC, 16TH SEPTEMBER 2013

Bristol Old Vic

16th September 2013

       After a brief summer hiatus to recharge creative batteries, Blahblahblah returned on Monday the 16th September to kick-start a new season of events. Venturing into the Old Vic’s basement theatre after a two month break, it seemed that absence had indeed caused the heart to grow fonder as a sold-out crowd occupied every free space in the dimly-lit lyrical lair.

Review continued at The Speakers Corner by clicking on the red link...

Blahblahblah: Molly Naylor, Patrick Lappin + Rachel Pantechnicon 16/9/13


Molly Naylor - image courtesy of https://twitter.com/G_Dallimore
Patrick Lappin - image courtesy of twitter.com/G_Dallimore

Saturday, 3 August 2013

'TONGUE FU TAPES: VOL.1' (CD REVIEW)

CD REVIEW

1st July 2013

First established in 2007, 'Tongue Fu' has achieved an impressive reputation in recent years for its forward-thinking approach to spoken-word nights in London. Built upon the creative foundation set down by lyrical impresario Chris Redmond and musical composer Riaan Vosloo, the linguistically pugnacious Tongue Fu constantly seeks new ways to experiment with the concept of live performance.

Review continued at The Speakers Corner by clicking on the red link...

'TONGUE FU TAPES: VOL.1' (CD REVIEW)



Friday, 5 July 2013

BLAHBLAHBLAH W. MATT HARVEY, NATHAN FILER + VANESSA KISUULE @ BRISTOL OLD VIC, 1ST JULY 2013

Bristol Old Vic

1st July 2013

       Following last month’s shock resignation of long-standing ‘Blahblahblah’ compere, Byron Vincent, July’s instalment saw the flame-haired Anna Freeman assume hosting duties as his successor. After ten years of reciting lines, Byron has made an indelible mark on Bristol’s ‘spoken-word’ scene by establishing one of the most respected poetry nights in the country.

Review continued at The Speakers Corner by clicking on the red link...

Blahblahblah: Matt Harvey, Nathan Filer + Vanessa Kisuule 1/7/13

Photography: George Dallimore 

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Travel Origins Narrative Magazine: Summer Issue 2013

30th June 2013

Bristol, UK

After coming across Eye&Pen - an American-run travel website - at the end of last year, I delved back into my travel blog and reworked a couple of my posts into stories which I submitted to the website's travel e-magazine, Travel Origins. Both stories were accepted, the first being a descriptive piece I wrote about a sunset in Vientiane ( see here Travel Origins: Sunset in Vientiane ) while the second was an extended narrative story about a day I spent in the Indian city of Jaipur. Both have since appeared on the website and I received an email the other day which brought the good news that my Jaipur tale had been selected as a featured story in the Summer issue of the quarterly e-magazine. There's some really good stories inside and the mag is available to download for free as a PDF by heading over to the Travel Origins website. Email registration is all that's required for those interested in having a browse.

Travel Origins - Eye & Pen