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Crosswords Open Mic

January 9 @ 7:30 pm

£2.00

Crosswords is a fab little Nottingham-based spoken word open mic night with plenty of open mic slots and a featured poet every month! In January, we’re really excited to welcome Fay Roberts as our guest poet!

Fay Roberts is a peripatetic, percussive performance poet by night, and a professional projector by day. She runs the Cambridge branch of the Hammer & Tongue slam series, and her own poetry label Allographic (which functions as a small press and a platform for performers), along with directing the Spoken Word section of The Free Fringe in Edinburgh from 2013 to present.

Fay is a classically-trained singer, a self-taught drummer, a bit of a mumbler sometimes, and speaks with her hands. In 2014, she “won” the Edinburgh Fringe Anti-Slam (where the worst poem and performance with the lowest points wins a terrible prize). In 2017, her first solo show, “The Selkie”, was shortlisted as best spoken word show of 2016-17, and is now available as a book and CD.

“We need more poetry like this… funny, confident, modest and a really bloody good poet to listen to” – Hollie McNish

Arrive at the Cock and Hoop from 7:30pm on the night to put your name in the hat for a short open mic slot. We like poetry, prose, storytelling, a cappella singing, and monologues! Or you can just come along to listen – everyone’s welcome! Entry is £2 per person and refreshments are available.

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Details

Date:
January 9
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£2.00
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2228617057394012/

Venue

Cock and Hoop Pub
25 High Pavement, + Google Map

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