Tue, 13 Feb|
Out in the Open Poetry Evening
Synopsis: Did you know there is a thriving and welcoming poetry scene in Shropshire?! This open-mic event offers a pre-Valentine’s smorgasbord of spoken word poetry exploring love, that many splendid thing.
Time & Location
13 Feb 2018, 20:00
SY6 6BX, Houseman's Restaurant, 27 High St, Church Stretton SY6 6BX, UK
About the Event
For new and seasoned readers and audience members. Sign up on the night (from 7.30pm) to read your work.
Guest poet & host Lucy Aphramor: Dubbed by Broadway Baby as “the literary lovechild of Jeanette Winterson and Allen Ginsberg”, Lucy Aphramor is renowned for the immediacy, physicality and political punch of her performances. She has performed widely to critical acclaim from Shrewsbury’s Severn Theatre to Manchester and Seattle Pride, Kaluna Hawai’i, Bar Wotever, the Ludlow Fringe, Woman Up!, Velvet Tongue, Incite, L Fest and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Her current show, The Naked Dietitian, addresses issues of power, silences and stereotype envisioning an alternative world of respect and justice for all.
“Lucy is certainly one to watch for queer spoken word fans, or anyone interested in joining her quest to question how we can all contribute in building a fairer world.” **** Diva, Edinburgh Fringe
“Once or twice in a lifetime a performance comes along that strikes a chord so pure, resonates so loudly with your own experience, that the performer seems to have seen into your soul...On Saturday Lucy Aphramor (aka The Naked Dietitian)’s brilliant one-woman show Raise the Roof hit that same chord. I urge you to see it. “ I ***** Edinburgh Reporter
“graphic and cuts no corners. She is a poet of real substance.” Scotsgay