National Final – Tickets/Info
May Guest – Jah-Mir Early
Wed 1st May – Bristol – The Loco Klub
Thu 2nd May – Brighton – Komedia
Fri 3rd May – Cambridge – Junction
Tue 7th May – Hackney – Book Club
Wed 8th May – Southampton – Art House
Tue 14th May – Oxford – Old Fire Station
Jah-Mir Early is an American poet, storyteller and the UK’s foremost improv spoken word artist. He describes his works as “ Putting people on a couch in my mind”
‘If writing and sharing poetry is like holding up a mirror to your soul and then laying it bare for the audience, then Early’s style of extemporaneous poetry is also like opening a vein and letting every part of you flow out.” – Bunbury magazine.
June Guest – Steve Larkin
Tue 4th June – Hackney – Book Club
Wed 5th June – Bristol – The Loco Klub
Thu 6th June – Brighton – Komedia
Tue 11th June – Oxford – Old Fire Station
Wed 12th June – Southampton – Art House
Fri 14th June – Cambridge – Junction
Steve Larkin is a trail-blazing poet and musician with a unique brand of accessible, satirical, and often comical spoken word, song, and theatre.
A former International Poetry Slam Champion and Oxford Professor of Poetry nominee Steve has led the charge of poets back to the Royal Albert Hall through his directing of poetry slam organization Hammer & Tongue. As poet, host, singer and front man of klezmer/ska band Inflatable Buddha Steve has become a firm favourite with audiences world-over which have been as diverse as invited guests in the House of Commons and ‘captive’ audiences in high security prisons!
His first collection – an innovative multimedia book set out like a Dungeons & Dragons novel – ‘Your Own Steve Larkin Poetry Adventure’ is published by Burning Eye.
“Prepare to be stunned and inspired by the power of Larkin’s spoken word” ***** Edmonton Sun, Canada
“Spoken-Word Guru” ***** Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
“Electrifying fusion of music and the spoken word…affability and quick, biting wit with the social conscience of Pete Seeger”
***** Victoria Times Colonist, Canada
“Superb spoken-word – essential viewing”
***** Fringe Guru
“Part philosophy, part hysterically funny humour”
“Steve Larkin, has the facial expressions of Vic Reeves, and often, the blunt quick-wittedness of Frankie Boyle.”
Steve is launching his first poetry and lyric collection – Your Own Steve Larkin Poetry Adventure with Burning Eye.