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Liberation – An Evening of the Spoken Word with Barton’s very own Lady Blah Blah

North Lincolnshire’s first theatre based local spoken word night is launched on Saturday, October 8, with the arrival of Barton Upon Humber’s own Lady Blah Blah in an evening compered by two Hull based poets Joe Hakim and Mike Watts.

After taking control of the airwaves on radio and TV, Lady Blah Blah, a familiar voice on both sides of the Humber, now takes to the stage. The ginger whirlwind throws away the script and grabs the most powerful microphone of all. A regular poet on the thriving local circuit, she combines gall, grit, glam and grammar and this evening she is delighted to be launching her latest look and lilt with some of the finest poets around, in her home town of Barton Upon Humber.

Joe Hakim’s short story ‘Difficult People’ was the runner-up in BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Verb’ Chekov Short Story competition in 2010 and his debut book ‘No Light/Might Escape’ was released earlier this year. Mike Watts is a poet/spoken word performer from Hull. His debut collection ‘Coming To A Street Near You’ was released in the new year. He is also the co-founder and co-host of ‘Write to Speak’, Yorkshire’s only theatre-based spoken word event.

In support will be 4 local poets; Catherine Scott, Jim Higo, Ashley Fisher and Pam Scobie, bringing a diverse range of entertaining and thought provoking performance poetry to Ropery Hall.

Tickets £3 in advance or £5 on the door. Contact 01652 660380


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