Ticket Info£5 FULL // £3 CONC.
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Presented in association with Apples and Snakes
Dominic Berry hosts our alternative slam event, with headliner Dean Atta, and special guests Anna Freeman, Keith Jarrett and Jasmine Cooray. Last year's Slam winner Henry Raby will also return to defend his crown.
Suitable for over 14s. Some strong language.
Each performer will have 3 minutes to impress the audience. Last year's winner Henry Raby will be defending his crown against:
- Joshua Williams
- David Bamford
- Ushiku Indigo Angel Crisafulli
- Trev Meaney
- Rachel Horley
- Gen Walsh
- Zach Roddis
- Dave Dickinson
DEAN ATTADean Atta is one of the leading lights in London's poetry scene. His powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality have won him recognition from BBC Radio, Channel 4 and the Tate Britain - not to mention a formidable reputation on the spoken word circuit.
DOMINIC BERRY (host)Author of ‘Tomorrow, I Will Go Dancing’ (flapjack press 2008) and writer/performer of the Arts Council England funded show 'Wizard', Dominic is a prolific poet, performance artist and creative workshop leader.
ANNA FREEMANAnna Freeman is a multiple slam champion, performance poet and an activist for ginger liberation. Her work is funny, mostly, but with a spine of genuine pain and humiliation at the inarguable fact of her own existence. Her poetry has also been known to leave a greasy after-taste of lingering wrongness. Like a kebab.
KEITH JARRETTBorn and raised in East London, Keith Jarrett has written poetry and prose from an early age, inspired by Hip-Hop and jazz. Since 2005, he has performed at various poetry events in English and Spanish, and was a runner up in the Radio 4 Slam Finals in 2007. He is London and UK Farrago Poetry Slam Champion for 2010 and a semi-finalist in the World Cup Slam in Paris.
JASMINE COORAYJasmine Ann Cooray is a poet, educator and creative innovator. She writes with soul and precision, transforming intimate everyday relationships and painting the world into something you want to look at twice. Her performances are warm, animated and affecting. Jasmine founded the Brighton’s monthly sell-out performance night Floetics.
HENRY RABYHenry is a Yorkshire-based poet inspired by punk, philosophy and politics…oh, also cartoons and comics.
Dean Atta and Dominic Berry will be leading a FREE story-telling workshop on Tue 5 February, 1pm to 3pm, FREE with a show ticket. Call 0161 274 0600 to book a place.