Monday 25 March 2013

Chill Pill Poets in Brighton, Birmingham, Bournemouth & Chester P & Ian Keteku at Hammer & Tongue

Chill Pill's Deanna Rodger hosts at Waxing Lyrical in Brighton
So, Chill Pill were on the road this weekend, first we Hit The Ode in Birmingham, a night curated by one of the nicest people in poetry/life 'Bohdan Piasecki' in association with Apples & Snakes. We shared the stage with David Morley who writes poems under the influence of Lorca's 'Gypsy Ballads' and Austrian poet Yasmin Hafedh who gave a moving performance in German with her words projected in English.

The following day we headed to Brighton to feature at Waxing Lyrical alongside Anthony Anaxagorou, Sabrina Mahfouz , a very brilliant Liverpool band called 'Normanton Street' and local rapper 'Frankie Stew'. Poetry on a Friday was a bold move but... We pulled it off! 

Next show is going to be an interesting one as it takes place in Guy's Hospital on 23rd April for St.George's Day. We'll be performing poems that commentate on Britishness for patients.

After that we'll be hitting the road again in May, this time Bournemouth for Louise Keeley's 'Freeway Poets'! 

Coming up in the nearer future, myself and Sam Berkson are hosting Hackney's Hammer & Tongue Slam with an exciting line up on April 2nd at The Victoria featuring...

Ian Keteku: former World Slam Champion, over from Canada. If you know international performance poetry, you will be excited. If you don't, come and find out why you should be!
Chester P: Taskforce MC, highly esteemed in UK hiphop. He's also been smashing poetry stages, surprising people who thought they knew him with the range of his material from surreal kids' poems to twisted storytelling to heavy rap bars. Putting some complacent poets to shame.

Full details on facebook here -

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