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CHARLY COX 9th October 2019 7.30pm City Screen Basement, tickets available here Charly Cox is a writer, producer and poet. Her writing focuses on destigmatizing mental health and the coming-of-age of a young woman surviving the modern world. In January 2017, she published her first poem on Instagram, showing her internet followers her poetry for the first time; since then she’s been asked to be Virgin Radio’s poet in residence.
Part-comedy, part caricature, but mostly harrowing truth, Charly Cox’s second collection, Validate Me explores the havoc that the digital hemisphere is playing on our relationships, concentration span and mental health. Written entirely on her phone, this is a look at how a life lived online is both liberating and screwing us all up, through the gaze of one woman on the cusp of absolute digital burnout. Funny, heartbreaking and achingly relatable, Charly’s writing has the power to make us all feel less alone.
SAY OWT SLAM #23 featuring VANESSA KISUULE 25th October 7.30pm City Screen Basement £6 adv/£7 on the door Tickets available here Say Owt Slam is back! Founded in 2014, we’re celebrating our 5th birthday with another super sizzling slam! Poets vs poets in a warm, friendly, fun, engaging and heartfelt war of words! Sign ups open from 1st September Hosted by the loveable Say Owt crew and featuring special guest poet VANESSA KISUULE! Vanessa Kisuule is a writer and performer based in Bristol. She has won over 10 slam titles and performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The British Library and Glastonbury Festival.
Her work has been featured on BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 4's Woman's Hour, The Guardian, Huffington Post, The Guilty Feminist Podcast and she has represented the UK in two European Slam Championships. She is the Bristol City Poet for 2018 - 2020. Her work is full of vivacious colour and energy, tantalising smells, tastes and heart-grabbing images. She performs with a sharp warmth, stage-dominating strength and quickflash humour.
York’s most raucous spoken word organisation presents a rambunctious new performance poetry show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.
On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…
Featuring an original score and live band, Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion.
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