SAY OWT SLAM #24 featuring LISETTE AUTON 1st February 2019 Doors 7.30 Tickets £6 advance, £7 on the door, available here Poets vs poets in a fun, energetic and raucous war-of-words! Slots open in January, email email@example.com Plus guest poet Lisette Auton. Lisette is a disabled writer, activist, poet, spoken word performer, actor, theatre-maker and creative practitioner – she does stuff with words. She is an award winning poet and one of Penguin Random House UK’s WriteNow mentees for her children’s novel based on the North-East coast. All of her work seeks to make the invisible visible. www.lisetteauton.co.uk
SHE GRRROWLS 28th February 2019 Platform @ Spark £6 advance/£7 on the door She Grrrowls gives voice to the experience of different womxn across England. Say Owt are working to bring She Grrowls to York for a super showcase. Come growl with us! Open mic for female and non-binary performance poets, sign up on the door. Hosted by Hannah Davies and Carmina Masoliver Featuring special sets from Kaozara Oyalowo. Kaozara Oyalowo is a Roundhouse Poetry Slam finalist, a CUPSI award recipient and a member of BBC New Creatives. Kaozara explores themes such as femininity, race, religion, diaspora and immigration in her work. Kate Fox works mainly as a stand-up poet and as a broadcaster and speaker. Her current show “Where There’s Muck There’s Bras” is about notable Northern women. She is a familiar radio voice, having presented Pick of the Week on Radio 4 and been a regular contributor to Radio 3’s The Verb, among many other broadcasts. She has been Poet in Residence for the Great North Run, Glastonbury Festival and Radio 4’s Saturday Live.
HARRY BAKER: I Am 10,000 15th March 2019 Doors 7pm Show 7.30pm £8 concession, £10 standard, available here and Earworm Records in York Mathematician-turned-World-Slam-Champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself. From winning his school's Battle of the Bands competition with a Jay-Z maths homage, to his prime number poetry TED talk being watched by millions online, Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain''t one. 'The greatest performer on earth' ***** (BBC Radio 1) ‘His poetry is a masterpiece, both in rhythm and content. The wordplay is so clever it takes the audience a couple of lines to notice, but when we do, we’re gasping with both disbelief and laughter’ ***** (Wee Review) 'Ferociously intelligent' **** (Scotsman) ‘The show does exactly what it says on the label, and it does it better than you can possibly envision: this man is not a world champion for nothing.’ **** (Broadway Baby)
ROB AUTON: THE TIME SHOW 8th April 2019 Doors 7.00pm, Show 7.30pm Tickets are £12 in advance (more on the door) and are available from the venue in person or online via See Tickets. Say Owt's collaboration with Burning Duck Comedy Club. ‘The Time Show’ is the latest comedy/theatre/spoken word show by writer and performer of some of what he writes Rob Auton. Following on from his critically acclaimed shows about talking, hair, sleep, water, faces, the sky and the colour yellow, “the Fringe’s comedian laureate” (British Comedy Guide) now turns his attention to time. He will be asking questions such as “What time is it?” and “What is it time?” Praise for Rob Auton: ‘A genuine original. Poetical, philosophical, humane, completely charming and funny to boot.’ The Guardian ‘Charming, eccentric and uplifting, Auton is a talent to watch.’ The Independent ‘Poetic, pithy and profound’ ★★★★ Evening Standard